A few short minutes ago a woman came into my office looking for help with transporting items from a relative’s home to a deserving agency. She was concerned with the amount of things they had cleaned from the home, and with how, where and when to get as many of the items into deserving hands as possible. After making a couple of quick phone calls, the woman spoke with one of our local agencies, and her problems were solved. After she thanked me for my referral and the use of my phone, she left my office saying, “You’ve done your good deed for the day.”
So, a couple of things come to mind. First, I’m happy to promote the UWBA as more than a fundraising organization (although that is our primary function). We are here to assist – to the best of our abilities – anyone in need. Whether it’s referrals, the use of a telephone, or a band-aid if you’ve fallen off your bike, we’re proud to be able to serve our community – our neighbors – any way we can.
The second thing that came to mind was the notion of doing a good deed. How many times do we, as community members, do a good deed for someone? What do you consider a good deed? Should we be cognizant of the fact that we have done something nice for someone, or does that take away from the idea of “just doing it because it was needed?”
Hmmmm…and now we ponder…