In a world where there is advertising everywhere it is easy to be caught up in a world of purchasing and consumerism. If you pay attention to the advertising, you will notice that you actually need a new car, new house, new toys, new stuff and a new life. I personally think you only need a few things; like milk, toilet papers and tampons. The problem is I actually want some stuff. Which is okay, but as you must know my goal is too not be like the housewives of Orange County. And that is a dilemma.
It actually started with a good drive. I went golfing with my good friend Carrie who had the most amazing driver, a Burner bubble http://www.taylormadegolf.com , and I hit that ball so far. Oh yeah! So of course I started to covet it, sorry God. Now I wanted to go and buy it but the only person who actually benefitted was me, so I needed to come up with a plan.
My plan was simple, if I completed enough selfless or good deeds, then as a reward I could purchase the club. I felt then it would be even/steven. I started checking with people what I could do that would qualify. There was a few crazy ideas, like making Megan’s kids lunches for a week or walking her dog and picking up his poop. Really? No, not good enough.
Well it so happened that Carrie, the instigator of the golf purchase was trying to get her parents home ready to sell. That meant cleaning baseboards, washing windows and walls and generally playing Molly Maid. Perfect, it was actually for her parents, who happened to be seniors and several people would benefit. Mr Bill and his wife, Carrie and her family and myself. That was deed # 1. We actually had a super great time, visiting washing and ripping up carpet., and the place looked great.
For Deed #2, I e-mailed everyone I knew, well at least my hockey team, my curling teams and the running group and requested a book drive for a school that my friend worked at. The grade one class had very few books, which if you did not know makes reading a little tough. It was actually a very easy deed. I contacted several people, picked books up and stored them until delivery. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy
For Deed #3.The local community center was having a pancake breakfast as a pre-stampede celebration, you know for the big one, http://www.calgarystampede.com. Great. I made a phone call and was serving coffee, one of my favourite things to the neighbors. This deed probably barely made the grade, even though it was 3 hours long.
The crazy thing is that none of this felt like work, it felt good. So it was good for the world and good for me.
Then I was off to Golf Town, hello golf club.
And now I would like to buy a Kitchen Aid mix master, I saw a red one check it out at http://www.kitchenaid.com that was saying Hello, Baby!! Good Deeds here I come.
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