This week's hostess is Nikki, and she had a REAL assignment for us:
"For Monday, September 10th, we are challenged with doing a good deed. I am not looking for a story of when you have offered your help in the past, I actually want you in the next two weeks to go out and help someone. Go visit a nursing home, cook dinner for someone sick or with a new baby, donate to a charity or even send just a "thinking of you card" to someone who needs it. It doesn't matter what your good deed is, or how great it is. It just needs to help someone!"
Well, this was tough for me - not because I'm not a "do-gooder," but b/c I find myself doing good deeds all the time. What parent doesn't? The most recent good deed was taking eight children to the local county fair, so that their parents wouldn't have to brave the rides and chaperone them all evening. I find myself in this position a LOT, but I would much rather be the chaperone than wonder what my kid is up to.
Much like the "daily affirmations" meme, I have a daily committment to my local Rotary club, the Rotary District, and to Rotary International. Contrary to my husband's first thoughts, Rotary is NOT a car club! In fact, one of our fellow bloggers, Swampy, is also a Rotarian. Rotary has become a part of my life, and every day I find myself asking the questions of Rotary's Four Way Test of the things that we think, say and do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
To me, being a part of this organization has made me live each day a little differently by facing the realization that there are so many people less fortunate than myself. This way of life results in good deeds every week - by virtue of my active participation in this organization. If I listed them all, you would still never get to all the Fun Monday participants!
Here's to a great Monday for you all!