Friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude [GOODWILL]
The quality or state of being prepared to do something; readiness. [WILLINGNESS]
I’m Nikki, the Goodwillingmiss (i.e., the “good-willing” miss) and the voice behind Goodwillingness–an online blogumentary documenting quick, simple, and free means of spreading goodwill.
If you’re open and willing, you too can accomplish amazing things.
What is Goodwillingness?
Goodwillingness is the product of an unharvested desire to do good and a passionate willingness to make a difference in the lives of others.
It is the culmination of years of frustration and disappointment resulting from an uncertainty of how reason should be understood, how purpose should be followed, and how change should come to be. It represents action, backed by benevolence. After much sulking over how the world should be despite how it is, countless excuses limiting my participation in the change I longed for, and time wasted on far less impactful projects, Goodwillingness is a work in progress that–despite its inability to yet define the parameters of its honourable end goals–is, in the very least, a step in the right direction.
In simpler terms, Goodwillingness is a promise to make every day worth living.
To some, this may be signified by taking chances, making changes, or simply getting out of bed in the morning. For this good-willing miss, worth is as central to making a positive impact on others as it is following one’s own intrinsic desires. Goodwillingness, then, is my chosen means toward altruism and self-accountability; if I can commit to the practice of mindfulness of the well-being of others, perhaps I stand a chance at becoming the best version of myself that I can be. Perhaps I can bring about the good in the world that I feel it needs. Perhaps I can grow difference in the world by planting my seeds.
In it’s most basic form, Goodwillingness is a blog that shines a spotlight on quick, simple, and free opportunities to recognize, learn from, and spread goodwill.
It supports the belief that goodwill exists in a variety of shapes and sizes, and that it is not limited to significant (albeit, noble) demonstrations, such as when money, supplies, and/or time is donated to causes in need. It acknowledges that goodwill can be a smile, a handshake, a word, a step, a sentiment, an understanding, a recognition, or any other noun or verb that represents a wanting to do and/or be good. Entirely subjective in its craft, Goodwillingness documents many ways that I have encountered and consciously chosen to impart goodwill, typically at random throughout the course of my daily routine, during life events, and/or at the most inopportune times. Categorized by means of spreading goodwill, Goodwillingness offers baby steps toward becoming a better person. If you’re looking to make changes in your life to accompany your readiness to make a difference in our world, I ask:
What will you do today?
To do is to act;
to do for is to act purposefully;
to do for others is to act out goodwill, willingly.
~ The Goodwillingmiss