We're two days away from 2015 and I'm willing to bet I'm not the only person thinking about losing weight, getting organized and managing my money better. Those are all great (and painfully common) goals to have for the New Year, but they're all about me. With all of the ugliness and sadness that we're inundated with through news outlets and social media, I'm so excited to be able to take part in an initiative whose focus is on spreading joy. And fashion. Let's not forget fashion :-). With that said, I’m joining The 100 Good Deeds organization and resolving to do a good deed a day! The goal is to wear the bracelet and perform one act of kindness or good deed a day. I’d want to encourage you to join me. If we all did a good deed a day, imagine what a better place the world would be!
Here's a little about the #DeedADay movement:
"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, and Haiti. 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. This is both a fashion statement and a cause to encourage everyone to do a good deed a day."
We could all use a reminder to do something nice for others. Whether it's picking up the coffee tab of the person behind you in line for Starbucks or simply asking someone "how are you?" and REALLY listening to their response. This bracelet not only serves as a reminder, it's a good deed on its own! The bracelets are made by vulnerable women in Uganda, India, Indonesia, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, and Haiti. Working on this project gives these women a way to support their families through earnings, while empowering them to also contribute to good deeds around the world.