Thanks to 100 Good Deeds for providing me with the 100 Good Deeds bracelet to review and share with my readers. All opinions are 100% my own. What would you do if you could change the world? What would you change? What would you want your impact to be?
As we approach the start of a new calendar year, a period signified by clean slates and fresh starts, what if we all agreed to be just a little nicer this year? What if we all promised to do a few more good deeds, maybe 100 good deeds, over the next 365 days? These good deeds don’t need to be grandiose or extravagant. It’s really not that hard, right?
Now, about those plans to change the world, maybe by doing 100 good deeds, what are we waiting for? Why haven’t we made a small step today to be the change we want to see in our communities and worlds tomorrow?
As the new year approaches, we reflect on our recent past and look ahead to a hopeful future filled with big plans and agendas. We set resolutions to become better people in ways most meaningful to each of us. It all sounds so glorious and grand.But then a few weeks or months later, those plans and goals seem to fade.
What if we had a reminder, a pretty reminder, to wear and bring with us everywhere we traveled? What if that little token always stood to refresh in our minds that important goal we set so long ago in times tasting of sweet new beginnings?
Lucky for us, Mary Fisher created just such a piece to inspire all of us to do small random acts of kindness throughout our day to inject in our worlds a piece of the change we hope to see. Fisher designed this 1GD bracelet with 100 beads to serve as not only a beautiful accessory but also a reminder to perform 100 anonymous good deeds over the course of the year or period through which each owner commits to wearing this 1GD bracelet.
Beyond indirectly serving our own communities as reminders to us to be purveyors of kindness, the bracelets are made by vulnerable women in Uganda, Rwanda, Haiti and other places around the world and many of them are impacted by AIDS/HIV. So in addition to committing to 100 good deeds for the #DeedADay campaign, purchase a bracelet to support success in these women’s communities too! As an advocate for making more conscious choices about our consumption, investing in products benefitting disadvantaged communities is right up my alley!
For several weeks now, I have been reflecting on my past failures and successes as I ponder my goals for the upcoming year. Historically, I haven’t been one to create New Years Resolutions. But after casually setting a couple in 2014 (like reading six books in a year – I read 12!) and achieving them, I’ve become enamored with the exercise and have more formally and thoughtfully set goals for this new year.
Today, I share with you the first of my four goals. I have graciously and excitedly agreed to accept the 1GD challenge and wear this bracelet to document my progress toward completing 100 anonymous good deeds in the coming year!Cool idea, right?
I’m not sure where this will take me, but it’s certainly a journey that intrigues me.Might you be interested in joining me? Or maybe you know someone who might enjoy this ride in which case I ask you to pass this along! Head to the website to choose your bracelet color and place your order. When you receive it, you can mark the first bead completed just for purchasing the bracelet, as proceeds from the sales of bracelets support the women I mentioned earlier who made the bracelets. One good deed down, 99 to go!
If you’d be so kind, we’d love for you to share about the campaign with friends and family and through your social media network. Consider posting on Pinterest or Twitter about this post so everyone can share in the worthy mission Mary Fisher leads to help so many women so many miles away from us. Together we can spread the word and take over social media encouraging everyone to make one of their New Year’s resolutions to do a good #DeedADay, helping others while also finding the best in ourselves!