Author Archives: good deeds are easy

Teach someone to read.

Many adults in your community are eager to become literate. You can help them! At the San Diego Public Library, over 150 people are on the waiting list for a free adult literacy program. Volunteer literacy tutors are constantly needed. … Continue reading

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Reward street performers.

This holiday season many of us will hit the town to go shopping, attend festivities and make merry. And as we stroll along, we will encounter street performers. Those who perform in public hoping for a small donation are usually … Continue reading

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Put up a birdhouse.

If it’s a good deed to welcome new neighbors, perhaps it’s a good deed to welcome new flighty, feathered neighbors! Why not add more life and birdsong to your neighborhood (and your own home) by putting up a birdhouse? For … Continue reading

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Welcome new neighbors.

This good deed is super easy! Do you see a moving van on your block? Why not walk over and greet your new neighbor? Most of us have moved at one time or another. The moving itself is stressful enough, … Continue reading

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An honest “I’m sorry.”

In the comments concerning “Just a simple Thank You,” michelleatplay and Bren both point out that saying “I’m sorry” is a comparable good deed. What an excellent observation! It occurs to me that “I’m sorry” like “Thank you” is a … Continue reading

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Hold the elevator, or a door.

In the earlier post “Your memories of good deeds.” it is recounted how holding the elevator can improve another person’s day. It seems to me that holding an elevator or a door, beyond being polite or helpful, is just a … Continue reading

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Save others from sidewalk poop.

Oh, no! Here comes one of my “pet” peeves! Prepare yourself for one of the most disgusting topics imaginable! Stepping in dog poop. I live in a neighborhood filled with condos and apartment buildings. And lots of folks who have … Continue reading

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