"Deal!" I said. I carried their bag and luckily it was heavy so it wasn't a total charity act on their part. Hopefully tomorrow will bring bigger opportunities!
Sunday, September 15, 2002
So this "good deed" stuff is tough. I'm scraping to find things. Today, I had to resort to helping two separate couples holding maps find their way. I also told some people to stop running around on the roof of my building bc they were breaking the ceiling below. Sort of a rave party going on here at home at 4 a.m. I'm hoping I helped avert some "damage" to the roof with that one for the sake of the tenants as we run into the rainy season soon.
Friday, September 13, 2002
Today, after being dumped by my girlfriend recently, I was feeling down. I know that the best thing for feeling down, is to do something nice for someone else. I ususally try to do good deeds when I can and I try to tell others to do the same. I figured that having a "blog" about it all and inviting friends would be a way to record all the good that people can actually do in the world.
So to start, this morning I was at my favorite Seattle coffee shop, Torrefazione, on Occidental Street in Pioneer Square. I ordered my usual mocha and then decided to get a whole wheat bagel, too. I got the last one. As I was paying, I heard the girl behind me order a whole wheat bagel. I told the cashier to give her mine. The girl said, "no, that's okay" but I insisted and walked on down the counter to pick up my mocha. As I was standing chatting with John, the barista, I heard the cashier telling the girl, "oh, he does that all the time...he's always doing good deeds."
I was suddenly lifted up and I floated six inches above the ground as I walked past the line of waiting coffee addicts. I shined inside, feeling like an angel among humans in that brief moment. I stepped into the fresh morning air, collected my wonderful dog and set off into the world.
Life is good.