feel good doing good

By • Jun 1st, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

feel good doing good


Because you can. Because it will make you feel good. Because this fucked up world we live in is in desperate need of healing. And, because you, the same bastard indulging in the seven deadly sins everyday, can make a difference.

We humans sin a lot. So much so that we don’t recognize them as sins anymore. We call them human nature. It makes us feel better. We use time as an excuse for all that we fail to do. Overtime, we start believing in our excuses too. It makes us feel better. Our sins make us feel important.

Drawing inspiration from the famous Getting Things Done® management system by David Allen, I have created a To-Do daily checklist with a simple purpose – to do some good everyday. Because I can. Because it will make me feel good. Because my life is more than a wardrobe of designer clothes.

For each good deed done, I’d strike it off the list. Works pretty much like a shopping list except this time, the experience is not what money can buy. Feel free to download the FEEL GOOD DOING GOOD checklist in either A4 format, or iPhone format for decorative purposes.

Have fun feeling good doing good today.

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FEEL GOOD DOING GOOD CHECKLIST

ONE: GIVE YOUR SEAT UP
Give your seat up to anyone who needs it more on the train. That includes that young mother carrying her baby and a lorry for a bag.

TWO: EMBRACE A DONATION TIN
Donate that bunch of loose change you have to the kids with their donation tins. Haven’t you always complain loose change being a hassle to carry anyway?

THREE: SHARE YOUR BROLLY
Share your umbrella with the poor bugger who is getting drenched next to you waiting for the lights to change.

FOUR: CALL A FRIEND TO SAY HI
Call a friend because you care, and not because you need something from him or her.

FIVE: SAY THANK YOU AND MEAN IT
Say ‘Thank You” to everyone who has serviced you and mean it. Including the toilet cleaner.

SIX: VISIT YOUR FOLKS
Your company, colleagues and friends were not the ones who made sacrifices in order to bring you to where you are today. Your folks were the ones who did. Show some appreciation before it’s too late.

SEVEN: OFFER A HAND
Offer to help someone who needs help, without any conditions or expectations.

EIGHT: TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM
Your wife, your mum and your best friend Cecil. For all the times you took them for granted, they stood faithfully by your side. For the love you are lucky enough to receive from them, reciprocate the same, if not more, today.

NINE: THROW YOUR LITTER IN THE BIN
Why should someone need to pick your trash up for you?

TEN: TELL THE TRUTH
A white lie, is still a lie. Deceit, is still lying. Live today with nothing but the truth. It might hurt, but you’ll feel good eventually.

ELEVEN: STATE YOUR OWN


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13 Responses »

  1. 11. Have a conversation with a social outcast

  2. (and that doesn’t mean, call Cecil)

  3. Monk, I cannot wait for Cess to read this. Hahaha.

  4. good work! =))))

  5. Hamie, thanks!

  6. ONE: GIVE YOUR SEAT UP
    Give your seat up to anyone who needs it more on the train. That includes that young mother carrying her baby and a lorry for a bag. Especially if she’s a hot MILF.

    TWO: EMBRACE A DONATION TIN
    Donate that bunch of loose change you have to the kids with their donation tins. Haven’t you always complain loose change being a hassle to carry anyway? Especially if one of those kids is a hot 16-year-old babe.

    THREE: SHARE YOUR BROLLY
    Share your umbrella with the poor bugger who is getting drenched next to you waiting for the lights to change. Especially if it’s a hot babe or a hot MILF in a white skintight t-shirt.

    FOUR: CALL A FRIEND TO SAY HI
    Call a friend because you care, and not because you need something from him or her. Especially if your friend happens to be a hot babe or hot MILF.

    FIVE: SAY THANK YOU AND MEAN IT
    Say ‘Thank You” to everyone who has serviced you and mean it. Including the toilet cleaner. Especially if the toilet cleaner is a hot babe or a hot MILF.

    SIX: VISIT YOUR FOLKS
    Your company, colleagues and friends were not the ones who made sacrifices in order to bring you to where you are today. Your folks were the ones who did. Show some appreciation before it’s too late. Better yet, show appreciation to the folks of a babe, who may have a mom who’s a MILF.

    SEVEN: OFFER A HAND
    Offer to help someone who needs help, without any conditions or expectations. And if it’s a babe or a MILF, don’t limit yourself to just offering a hand. Offer two. Or other body parts.

    EIGHT: TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM
    Your wife, your mum and your best friend Cecil. For all the times you took them for granted, they stood faithfully by your side. For the love you are lucky enough to receive from them, reciprocate the same, if not more, today. Especially if YOU are a hot babe or a MILF.

    NINE: THROW YOUR LITTER IN THE BIN
    Why should someone need to pick your trash up for you? There are better ways to get a hot babe or a hot MILF to bend over.

    TEN: TELL THE TRUTH
    A white lie, is still a lie. Deceit, is still lying. Live today with nothing but the truth. It might hurt, but you’ll feel good eventually. After all, it is better to lie with a hot babe or a hot MILF than to lie about lying with a hot babe or a hot MILF.

  7. TWELVE: GIVE UP YOUR JOB
    Let someone less talented have a false sense of intelligence and employability. Especially if she can’t even pronounce ‘TWELVE’.

  8. for point number ONE: Give your seat up.
    I would like to add that one should give up their seat to passengers who walk into the train with a bandage for an eye patch even though she looks healthy enough to stand up for the span of a 40 minute train ride.

    argh. i’m disgusted at mrt etiquette. the past month i was commuting via train with an eye patch, NO ONE gave up their seat.

    honestly,for the times i had a seat (whilst having a bandage pasted on my eye), i was just waiting to give up my seat to a heavily preggers woman, or old ah ma, or someone carrying a huge bag + a baby to walk into the train…just to instill some guilt in all the other passengers.

  9. O, I bet, if you asked an asshole with a seat to offer his or hers to you, you might get one. MRT commuters need to be instructed and ordered about like they were, back in school. The lack of initiative stems from the manner to which we were brought up in this country, I reckon.

    I recall once, when this pregnant lady uttered “Are you waiting for my water bag to break?” to a G2000 clad local chap. The latter was dumb enough to retort with “I didn’t know you’re pregnant,” at a 3-pillow-sized stomach of raging hormones. Needless to say, it was an extremely entertaining train ride for me.

    I hope your eye’s better. In the event where he or she doesn’t give the seat up to you, take a picture and inform him or her that it’d be going up on blankanvas.

  10. gosh that scene must have been SUPER funny lah!
    local men are stupid. maybe G2000 clad men in particular.
    ok i’m stereotyping.

    the eye is better and i’m back at work. so no more patch. yay!
    this also means back to the daily grind and no more holiday at home.
    *sob*

  11. Sheesh. I actually told a kid that he should put his bag on the floor instead of hogging the seat beside him, and poked another kid that he should give up his seat to a pregnant lady (he was busy playing with his PSP or something)… Not many, but I had to do it.

    But I am guilty of falling asleep on the train in the morning. Dammit.

  12. Haha glad that I am chance upon your blog. My midnight’s driver’s comment is entertaining haha.

  13. Your site is very interesting and usefule

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