Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary 100 Good Deeds bracelet as a thank you for joining the #DeedADay movement. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.
Ah, New Year’s. It’s time to determine how many books we’ll read, pounds we’ll lose, miles we’ll run, and new projects we’ll start (and hopefully finish) in 2015. But what if we changed the conversation from being inward looking to being outward looking. We bookish types, I’ve found, are a generous bunch. We want to share — our excitement for books and authors, our physical copies of favorite novels, our recommendations to anyone and everyone who will listen. So this year, I’m setting a new kind of resolution, and it’s all about kindness via good deeds; I’m joining the #DeedADay movement (or Challenge as we book bloggers like to say), and I hope you’ll join me (whether you’re a Young or Adult reader of our blog) in the endeavor to do 100 Good Deeds in 2015.
When you’re done, voila, you’ve completed the 100 Good Deeds challenge OR you can start over and just make these anonymous actions part of your day. A few #DeedADay ideas for book people: donate books to a school library in an under-privileged neighborhood; send ARCs to a newer blogger you know would appreciate it without including your return address; buy a cuppa for the random stranger who’s behind you at your favorite coffee shop (Starbucks drive-thrus are especially easy for this one). Many of you probably already incorporate acts of kindness into your daily life, so this #DeedADay challenge will be easy to complete.
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