Though any time is a good time to do a good deed, why not start a daily diary of your friendly gestures? Chronicle Books’ One Good Deed a Day: A Journal encourages you take a moment and do something nice for others, yourself, and the world. With the holidays on the horizon, use this time to get yourself into the spirit of happiness and giving with our Book of the Month!
Both inspiring and beautiful, One Good Deed a Day lays out 365 simple, positive activities for you to do. You can open the book to a random page or go through each page in order, or mark your progress with the silky buttercup-colored ribbon. The book encourages you to “donate old eyeglasses” on Monday, “look someone in the eyes and thank her sincerely” on Tuesday, “take a deep breath” on Wednesday, and so on.
In addition to committing to these small and special deeds, you can write a short reflection on the experience. If you’re more verbose, maybe you’ll end up adopting a journal solely for your good deed reporting. That said, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to write a thing! The point is that you’ll little by little infusing positivity in your life and the lives of people around you.
Would you like to win a copy of One Good Deed a Day? How about a copy for you and a friend or even an unknown stranger? We’d love to do that for you as thanks for being such an important part of our blog!
All you need to do is leave a comment below in response to our discussion question. When you do, you may be randomly selected to receive two copies of our Book of the Month!
What was something nice someone did for you recently, and how did you pay it forward?
- You have until Friday, November 23, 2012, to participate.
- Though you may leave comments after the above date, any comments left after 11:59 p.m. PT on November 23 will not qualify.
- Only comments left on this blog post will be counted into the giveaway.
- Winners will be chosen at random.
- We will contact you via e-mail if you are a winner.
- For more information, please see our Contests & Comments page.