Every person can do a good deed, be it large or small, anytime and anywhere. Good deeds can bring about change and transform the world into a better and more pleasant place.
About six years ago, I initiated Good Deeds Day, based on my firm belief that every single person can give of themself to others, according to his skills and abilities. Every one of us can do something good and contribute to the community we live in – even a smile that brightens someone else’s day is a good deed.
There are plenty of ideas and projects - and we’re not talking about things that need a big budget. All it takes is the desire to do good. I believe with all my heart that doing good is not only the choice of each and every one of us, but also a privilege. Each year I am moved anew when I see people from all over the world going out into the community and devoting their time and talent in doing good for others. Those that do a good deed are also rewarded instantly by the spark of happiness that lights up the eyes of their recipients.
The upcoming Good Deeds Day 2012 will take place on Tuesday, March 20, in Israel and Sunday, April 25 internationally. I hope and believe that this year we’ll have hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, taking part on this special day, with the aim of creating genuine change for ourselves and for the generations to come.
As Good Deeds Day draws nearer, I call on each and every one of you: Please, think of a good deed, an act that will improve the life of another person and make them happy. I know that such a good deed will also improve your own life and bring you happiness in the knowledge that you contributed to making our world a better place.
To learn more about Good Deeds Day and get ideas for good deeds, please visit our website: www.good-deeds-day.org
Businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison is the owner of the Arison Group, a global business and philanthropic group headquartered in Israel, leaders in doing good worldwide to create a better future for ourselves and our children.