good deeds

Resolution #1: Doing (Even More) Good This Year

January 4, 2010 at 10:49 am , by

volunteers-nologo-150x200As you know by now, doing good is a big part of our mission here at LHJ. We truly believe that even the smallest good deeds add up to a better world. So that’s why we’d like to take a time-out during this season of resolutions to remind our readers (and ourselves) to make doing good a priority this year. Making a list of goals for 2010? Don’t forget this one!

So let’s pledge together: This year I will do more good. Whether that’s holding the door open for a stranger, buying a cup of coffee for a coworker, donating money to a cause I care about, or giving my time to volunteer, I will make an effort to do something—even if it’s just a small act of kindness—every day this year.

Need some ideas to get started? Check out our Do Good page, 31 ways to give back, family volunteering ideas, and 9 heartwarming acts of kindness.

What’s Your Good Deed For Today?

November 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm , by

kindnessHere at LHJ we’re all about Doing Good, which can mean a lot of different things. Sure, we’re 110 percent behind ending global poverty, better education for our kids and lots, lots more. But we also think it’s important to remember to do the smaller good deeds that make your own little world a better place: Holding the door open for a stranger, bringing in coffee for a coworker, giving up your seat on the bus, or as our Editor-in-Chief Sally tweeted about on Friday, giving up the last pair of fab shoes at the store to the other woman who really wants them! We think all these small deeds will add up to a much happier world.

So, what kinds of little good deeds do you regularly do? (Or tell us something that someone has done for you!) I’m looking for ideas—still have to do my good deed today…