Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Celine of Arizona donates birthday money to good causes
Good deeds make the world go round. Witnessing a good deed is like finding a four leaf clover; rare to find and exquisite to behold. Most good deeds go under the radar and are not noticed, but now is the time to be the change and unveil a good deed that I performed and the reasons and results that followed.
A couple months ago, I was watching American Idol and it was the Idol Gives Back episode where viewers can call a number and donate money to various charities of the show. I had just received some birthday money, and I wanted to share it with those less fortunate. Without hesitation I called the ten digits on the television and donated $100. The motivation behind my action was that I wanted to do my part and help others. I felt it was my duty to aid others instead of spending the money on trivial items such as new, unnecessary clothes. Hopefully the money improved the life of someone, or at least gave someone hope that help is only beyond the horizon. If my donation brought a smile upon the face of someone where that is an uncommon expression, then the $100 went to good use.
Although my good deed did not help millions of people, it certainly helped someone around the world. Even something as small as holding the door open for a stranger can have a domino effect that results in good deeds occurring left and right. Everybody needs to get up and make good deeds an everyday commonality leaving the spotlight for rare and unique findings to four leaf clovers.