Gicky but good

I was thinking about good-doing. There are endless ways to do good things. But then I thought of things I don’t necessarily want to do because they seem gicky (gross + icky) to me. So, selfishly I shall post them here for you brave souls that can handle big needles and big surgery and for those of you with all your vaccinations who love the outdoors and being all generous and stuff (me, well, I do a few of them, but I hate hate hate needles! Eeek!).

Give blood.

Give plasma.

Give bone marrow.

Become an organ donor

Donate your body to science.

Adopt a highway (I don’t want to imagine what people find doing that job).

Keep a community or personal garden (I personally love to play around in the dirt, but I imagine my sister might not be such a fan).

And here are some not so gicky, but I thought of them while writing….

Offer your skills and expertise.

Donate your hair to locks of love.

Give your undivided attention. (To your children, lover, friend, neighbor, or relative.)

Volunteer in your community. (A great resource for this is idealist.org.)

  • senior citizens home
  • youth programs
  • local co-op
  • food bank
  • homeless shelter
  • animal shelter
  • community center
  • run for city counsel or go to the meetings  

Give your time.

Don’t have time? Donate your money, clothes, old dishes, food and unused appliances.

I bet each of you already do some of these things, so pat-pat-pat yourself on the back!

 

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One thought on “Gicky but good

  1. I wish I could be more like my mom. When I was little, she volunteered at Meals on Wheels and at a retirement home, taught Sunday school, was a Girl Scout leader, and was always willing to help out an elderly person in our community. I just don’t know how she did it (although she was a stay at home mom and didn’t have a career). I don’t have a lot of time or extra money, but I think every little bit helps!

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