Quick, simple, and free acts of goodwill for those with an incessant willingness to do good.

All Acts of Goodwill

Today I held my tongue.

Today I held my tongue.

Good·will·ing·ness = Refrainment. Today I was frustrated, and even though my frustration created some angry thoughts, I controlled my emotions and my behaviours enough to not allow them to fuel my fire. Pain and hurt are inevitable, but to experience either or both does not […]

Today I was appreciative.

Today I was appreciative.

Good·will·ing·ness = Appreciation. Yesterday my business received a boost. While it was unexpected, it was certainly welcome. Finally, it felt as if my hard work and efforts were paying off. Today my business performed better than it did two days ago, two weeks ago, and […]

Today I said thank you.

Today I said thank you.

Good·will·ing·ness = Gratitude. Today I thanked a loved one from the bottom of my heart. And, not with a typical “hey, thanks for doing that” remark, but rather with an honest and heartfelt expression of gratitude. There was eye contact, exchanges of emotion, and vulnerability–everything […]

Today I forgave.

Today I forgave.

Good·will·ing·ness = Forgiveness. While driving downtown today, I entered a turn lane in anticipation of turning left at an intersection. I slowed my car as the stoplight ahead changed from yellow to red. Without notice or signal, the “careless driver” that occupied the lane to […]

Today I empathized.

Today I empathized.

Good·will·ing·ness = Empathy. Today–in an entirely defenseless and exasperative moment of grief and anger–I empathized with another person. I could have been selfish. Believe me, I could have been. But that would have benefited one person only, and for merely a snippet in time at that. Instead, I opted […]

Today I chose myself.

Today I chose myself.

Good·will·ing·ness = Self-worth. Today I realized that in order to do my utmost best when helping others, I must be my utmost best first. This means that I could not begin to write for (and more importantly, believe in) a blog with a purpose as […]