Ze Good Deed #7

Most importantly was to take my Children out for the day – spending the time with them!  This is an absolute necessity, to schedule in time with those who we love.  Every Tuesday (yesterday) is my day off and I spend the time with my family, I don’t turn this computer unless I really absolutely have to.  Do you have a scheduled day, or two, or three, or four which you take off?


Ze Good Deed Number 5

The kids are both pretty much better, yeay.  It’s been really good to focus some time on them to help them to get better much quicker.  That’s the great thing about being a business owner, I can choose the hours I work as long as I make sure that the deadlines for my clients have been met.

Ze good deed number 5 is all about cleaning the house up and making it look nice ready for the visitors coming up from Adelaide and making them feel welcome in our home.  I’ve still got some to do this evening (cleaning that is) but it is getting there and that is the important thing!  I’m starting to get excited as well, they arrive tomorrow after all!  I’m taking some time off over the coming week so that I can spend some time with my cousins and provide them an memorable time while they are here.

I remember some years ago going to a friends house.  They invited us into their home no problem but they did not take one day off to spend with us.  Paul and I were both disappointed and felt quite unimportant.  On the opposite end of this we stayed with another friends and they welcomed us into there home and took most of the time off bar one day (they couldn’t help this one day) and they spent the time with us.  We had soooo much fun together and got to know so much more about each other.

When I found out that they were coming I decided straight away that I would take that break and so did my husband.  We sooo look forward to the opportunities we are presented to welcome our friends and family into our home and trying to provide them with some really memorable moments.

Ze Good Deed Number 4

Soooo todays good deed is to think up a good deed for tomorrow.  Just kidding…!  Actually it was for my children, to help them in any way possible to help them get better again.  I would do this anyway whether or not I told you about it here – it’s not something as parents that we have to think too hard about, it’s just something that we do.

Ze Good Deed for Day Number Two

Yesterday in the middle of the day I went out of my way to take a friend to an important appointment.  This particular friend didn’t have transport readily available to them on the day and asked if I could possibly help out.  I am thankful that my business day usually provides enough flexibility that I can help friends and family out in this way.

An important thing in helping out a friend is to focus that time fully on them.  Make them feel important and like you do care, ie making them feel that they add value to your day, being there for them, listen to what they have to say (don’t do all the talking), and most importantly don’t let a pay cheque be the reason you decide not to catch up – if you can’t help them on the day then make sure you make time for them elsewhere in your week or month.

Good Deed for the Day; Volume 1

I am doing terribly posting my good deeds aren’t I.  I will just have to start posting them from today, remind me tomorrow… LOL.

Anyway, the good deed for today was pausing for a moment to catch up with a friend for a coffee even though I knew my day was extremely full with things to get done.  The funny thing is that workwise I actually got through everything plus some even though I took some time out for friends and family!

What was your deed for the day?

The Act of Giving

Today I made a shopping list and checked it twice and then lost it in the first shop I was in – aargh!  Bet a couple of you guys and gals are sitting there nodding furiously thinking ‘Yes, I know that feeling oh so well!’  It was busy busy busy in the shops being that it is less than a week until Christmas.   Got most of it done I think and I’m excited about the gifts we have bought friends and family.  Pondering on the act of ‘giving’, I believe that it is important to give gifts to friends and family at Christmas time, but even more important is the gift of time that we are able to offer to them.  I don’t feel that we can buy love, friendship or happiness with a million dollar gift even… it’s the time that we spent with that person and the thought that we put into the gift that counts for more!