Isn't it strange how once an idea, thought, name finds its way into your mind, the mental radar expands? You meet a young lady named "Siobhan," a name that intrigues and is certainly unique outside of Ireland. Suddenly you're made aware of a dozen Siobhans and Siobhanas who buzz in and out of your life - maybe it's the cashier at the store, and a nurse, and a teacher, a new friend, a stranger. They're all there. They've been there. Your friends move to Papua New Guinea, previously only an island on a map on a geography exam, and suddenly PNG news is popping up in the local paper, images on the 'net, animals at the zoo. The radar has registered new matter to track.
Such is the case with Charitable Deeds. For years I've said, "There's no such thing as an original thought." Yet I continue to come up with ideas which, through my arrogance, I hope to be original to me. Take this blog, for example. I hadn't seen anything like it. I'd even LOOKED for blogs or websites like it before starting. Today, while updating my own blog link references, I came across four other blogs based on the same premise!
Here are the related blogs I found this morning. I'll turn to them for inspiration and ideas when picking up trash and opening doors just won't do the trick for me.
365 Days of Goodness
Good Deed A Day Weblog
One Good Deed Per Day
One Good Deed A Day
And variations, but close enough:
There are probably others. If you find them, please send them my way so I can post them here for posterity - and public use.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago