With the holidays behind us and New Year’s on the horizon, it’s that time of the year to think about resolutions for 2015. But what if we did things a little differently this year?
I’m all for tradition but my inability to keep my me-centered resolutions for longer than a couple months into the New Year has me wanting to try something new. This year, I’m setting a new kind of resolution and it’s all about doing good deeds.
For months I’ve been doing my part to perform anonymous good deeds inspired by my wearing of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet. Each time I look down at my wrist, the 100 hematite colored beads encircling my wrist remind me that there’s something else I can do to have a positive impact on someone’s life by going out of my way to help someone else.
I switched seats on the airplane to let a family sit together when I was traveling for work. I’ve let the guy behind me with one item in the Whole Foods line check out ahead of me. I’ve held the door for the mom with the double stroller so she didn’t have to struggle. I complimented a stranger on her earrings that caught my eye when I was waiting in line. I gave a family attending a local event our parking voucher because we didn’t need it.
Each of these things aren’t huge things. They’re small things done anonymously as part of my every day that helped someone else. And that’s what #DeedADay is about.
Each time I do a good deed, I move the rubber ring on the bracelet over 1 of the 100 beads and closer to the 1GD button. When I reach the end, I’ll have the personal satisfaction of knowing that I’ve done 100 good deeds and I’ve done them in the presence of my kids who are turning into little deed-doers too. Together we look for ways to help others. They’re always thrilled when we move the ring over a bead and when we reach the end, it will be time to start all over again.
About 100 Good Deeds Bracelets
Wearing a 100 Good Deeds Bracelet is both a fashion statement, a cause to encourage everyone to do a good deed a day, and a purchase with a purpose that makes a difference in the lives of women around the world.
Mary Fisher, artist, author and HIV/AIDs activist, designed this simple but stunning bracelet strung with 100 beads by HIV positive and economically fragile women in Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, India, and Bali. Proceeds from 1GD bracelets are reinvested in the program to provide more women and girls with more training in more countries. Each package containing a bracelet is signed by the woman who made it and shares the country where they live to provide an incredible personal connection.
These bracelets remind you to do a good deed. Every time you go out of your way to perform a good deed, you move the bracelet’s rubber ring closer to the 100th bead.
So won’t you join me in #DeedADay?
Along with some of the most amazing blog networks, bloggers, and social media influencers, I’m on a mission to sweep the web with good deed resolutions! This collaboration involves networks like Blogalicious, Clever Girls Collective, Everywhere Society, One2One Network, Latina Bloggers Connect, Niche Parent, Mom It Forward, and Type A Parent, you, me, and all of your friends as we resolve to do one good deed a day in 2015. Because imagine our power when we band together and make a commitment to do good things together? Amazing, right?
We’re calling it #DeedADay because we resolve to do a deed a day in the New Year to perpetuate a sustainable, social-good model that will continue to pay it forward to the artists who create these bracelets and anyone whose life you touch on your path to fulfilling your daily deed.
5 Ways to Get Involved in #DeedADay
It’s easy. Anyone can join in but it helps to have a 100 Good Deeds Bracelet to keep track! Here are 4 things you can do to join #DeedADay:
- Choosing your 100 Good Deeds bracelet to help you keep track of your anonymous good deeds in your #DeedADay journey. Mine is Grigio. Emily’s is Bronze. We’re both totally in love with Chesnut and Grapeful and look forward to starting 2015 out with these new bracelets around our wrists!
- Share an image of you wearing your bracelet when it arrives by using the hashtag #DeedADay and tagging 100 Good Deeds Bracelet on Facebook or Instagram.
- Brand yourself #DeedADay to show you’re part of the movement. Download a photo to use as your avatar to show your commitment to doing good deeds in 2015. Share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest using hashtag #DeedADay and tagging the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet.
- Follow 100 Good Deeds Bracelet on Twitter or Instagram. Like them on Facebook. And keep spreading the word through social media.
- Join me on Tuesday, December 30 at 9 pm ET for a very special Twitter conversation with Mom it Forward as we talk New Year’s resolutions, good deeds, and helping others and the chance to win 100 Good Deeds Bracelets! Be sure to RSVP!
By resolving to do a #DeedADay, we’re doing a small part to change the world to serve a greater good. Together we’ll change the world, one deed, one bead, one act of kindness at a time. The 100 Good Deeds bracelet gives us 100 changes to be grateful. Thanks for joining me for this important movement as we welcome 2015!
I was gifted this 100 Good Deeds bracelet to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.