January 10, 2010

Doing Something Good For Someone Else


Breast Cancer Site logo

As the new year gets underway, gone are all the bell-ringers, pleas for donations and reminders to give so you can take a tax-deduction.  But the need for food and services still goes on.  Recently, there was a Facebook meme going around that encouraged women to post their bra color in their status as a ‘silent’ way to keep breast cancer awareness in forefront.  It was fun and the comments often funnier.  I was glad I wasn’t the only one wearing a boring bra, but I was inspired by those who had on something truly different.

My friend ‘L’ posted on her FB today that we should actually do something for breast cancer awareness and included a link to The Breast Cancer Site.  It got me thinking about the bookmarks I have for the various giving sites and how I click on them daily without really thinking about what each click means.  I’m so focused on my life and thinking I should be doing more, not realizing or giving myself credit for actually taking a positive step toward doing something good for someone outside my family.  ‘L’ reminded me that a simple action of clicking a mouse can really make a difference on a daily basis.

I admit that I’ve worn ‘the yellow bracelet’ and CycleGuy wears his every day — we have 60 or more in the storage cabinet in the garage.  Yes, we supported LiveStrong and each day we show that.  It was cool and fashionable, but the main thing was that we gave and it shows we are part of a something bigger than us.  But we don’t always need that external display letting others know we support a cause.  But I digress, so back to clicking at a website and doing something good.

Without even going anywhere we can all do something good for someone else each and every day.  Often the psychological boost we get from being socially conscious is enough to get us out of that slump of having to face another day filled with laundry, work, traffic, grocery shopping and making dinner.  You don’t have to be a social activist nor do you have to commit large sums of money to make a difference.

Everyday can be a ‘Make a Difference Day’ simply by clicking your mouse.  Here are some easy ways to Do Something Good for Someone Else:

The Breast Cancer Site

The Hunger Site

The Animal Rescue Site

The Rainforest Site

The Literacy Site

The Child Health Site

Bookmark these sites and click daily.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same.  In only a few seconds you can make the difference in the life of a total stranger.  How good does that feel?  I think it feels pretty great!

Feel free to post a comment and share your thoughts on how you feel when you can do something good for someone else or tell me what you do to help others.

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Lisa January 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

thanks Sara for picking up my idea and running with it!! Great site post as always!

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