This week’s Fun Monday hostess is Nikki who blogs at "My Husband Calls Me Weird". Since she had two weeks between the previous Fun Monday and this week’s, she asked participants to be good deed doers and then write about it; nothing from the past, she wanted CURRENT acts of kindness.
When I read this idea, I LOVED it! The thought of
millions thousands dozens of bloggers doing something for the benefit of others, perhaps more so than they would have otherwise, seemed worthy…important…positive.
Here’s the thing, though: while I’ll enjoy reading about what OTHERS have been doing for the good of their fellow (wo)man, it’s difficult for me to write about myself (unless it’s about feet, feet, surcies, feet or my kids…)! Having read just a VERY few posts in Bloglines, it seems a lot of folks are riding in my same boat–we’re decent people who try to think of others (often), then act according to the need of the moment. That’s good, it’s the way things ought to be. When I summarize the Bible down to four words, "Lovin’ God, lovin’ others"–helping others out with no expectation of thanks or reciprocity–I see this in action.
It’s a good thing. No, it’s a GREAT thing :).
To keep this short (and maybe more f.u.n. than if I toldja what I’d been up to good-deed wise), I’m gonna complete ONE of the memes/tags that’s waiting in my queue (gosh, I think I’m up to half a dozen or more??).
Pay it forward.
A few weeks ago, Chris (Ms Cellania), picked up something she had seen at Nikki’s, the offer of rewarding the first three commentors on her PIF post a homemade gift. I was one of her first three. The tag concept is based on the movie "Pay it Forward", which is based on the book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
So, for the first three commentors here (who ALSO email their snailmail address to me!), I’ll send a handmade gift to you; you must also agree to "pay it forward" by making the same
promise on your blog".
And if you aren’t one of my first three commentors? I still have a contest going on and NO ONE has come close to the correct answer…but the guesses have tickled my funny bone like a chartreuse feathered boa! The contest is open until someone guesses correctly (how ’bout a nother "good deed", I’ll give a clue: I cropped the picture so you can’t see the bottom of this object…if you saw that, you’d KNOW what it is!).
Chopchop! After you make a guess, hop over to Nikki’s to see the rest of Fun Monday’s official good deed doers!
* Thanks to Fun Monday newcomer, Karen, for the new FM graphic! Isn’t it the funnest evah? 🙂
Okay, I’ll play.
But today, I’m just hugging you!!
Don’t count me as one of the three commenters. I’ve already played and you should pass the gooey homemade goodness to someone else.
I still think the image is one of Tony the Tigers balls. I’d lock your doors because I bet he’s coming to get you.
You came up on my google desktop — and I was attracted to the word fun, so I pulled it up. And look, I’m number two.
You bring up a good point, if I was doing something good for my fellow man (except for being a servant and slave to my children), I don’t know if I would be able to blog about that… I would feel a tad bit uncomfortable about it. I could easily do it about others, but, well you know exactly what I mean.
Shoot, just missed by one! I was one of Chris’ commenters, too, but am tardy with my PIF post.
Is the mystery item a nail polish bottle with stripes inside (mayber from remover?
Wait a minute. I’m in a different time zone…that’s gotta make mine comment #3 in real time, right?
Blown glass balls. or.I.have.no.idea.
Although the oblong one reminds me of the little airbrushed nails on the board at the salons.
I’ve already paid it forward too. 🙂 And I have no clue on the other contest except and exercise ball so I’m a loser twice. 🙂
I wish you would have shared more of what you do for good deeds – it may have inspired some of us to do more…
I already played the guessing game and didn’t get it, but I’m starting to wonder if it doesn’t have something to do with a bottle of finger nail polish.
I’m signed up for one of those pay it forwards. I thought it was an excellent idea!
First three commentors? TOTALLY unfair to us west-coasters!
And my 3rd guess for that thing is –
The head of some freaky Halloween toy.
Robin I’m worried about your package from me as the other 2 got theirs last week (they were all posted at the same time). You’ve made me very happy by PIF 🙂
Have you read the book? I loved the book so much more than the movie. But that’s just how I am!
Happy Fun Monday!
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR COMMENTING, BUT DOES NO ONE WANT TO PAY IT FORWARD???
I’VE YET TO RECEIVE ANY SNAIL MAIL ADDRESSES, SO, knock yourself out if you’re willing to Pay it Forward on your blog! 🙂
I will pay it forward….sending you my snail mail now!
Thanks to Susie J, Beckie and Amy who were the first readers to both comment AND email their snailmail.
Geez, it PAYS to follow the instructions, people! 🙂
KEEP GUESSIN’ ON THE CONTEST, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT’S TAKING THIS LONG TO GET A CORRECT ANSWER!
It’s football season, and all I can think of is the Cincinnati Bengals…
I’m laughing TOO HARD, though, to come up with a better answer!
Okay okay, I’ll PIF. But I’m not terribly quick about getting to the post office. I’ll try for this week or next. That’s the best I can do at the mo.
my email is email@example.com
I’m blogrolling you now. Hope ya don’t mind!
Hey Robin, I’m game, if I’m not late! I seem to miss this tag everytime I go to comment on someone’s meme, but I’d love to PIF.
I am too late for the give away, but good idea for this fun Monday.
I’m perplexed by your little photo. no idea
Tiggerlane, yeah, but what PART of a Bengal???
TLG, why thank you, sugah :).
Christine, Stay tuned to Amy, Beckie or Susie J–they’ll be posting soon (I guess). NOPE, notta marble (but I like your confidence).
Pamela, your guess was close, but Karmyn’s hubby is the closest ;).
What a fun idea for the giveaways and pay it forward. 🙂
I think that’s a hand painted bead. Yes?
thanks for the smiles i got visiting here this morning! 🙂
i was really late getting my Fun Monday up, but it’s there now!
“we’re decent people who try to think of others (often), then act according to the need of the moment” That is how I feel about my “deeds” It is all normal for me…where is the picture?