A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds
Judith O'Reilly, author of the hugely popular blog and book Wife in the North embarks on a year long social experiment in the witty A Year of Doing Good.
Fed up of New Year's resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd, Judith is attempting to be good. For one whole year.
She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day. Some called it a social
It is also personal and poignant - achingly so on maternal love.
I look forward to the day when her novel breaks out of the drawer, I really do -
She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day. Some called it a social experiment. At times she called it madness.
Juggling family, friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home, she recounts the ups, downs, moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good.
From the small - babysitting a friend's chi ...more
Some of the good deeds are small, like letting people in front of her in queues, some are large (and ongoing) like teaching a disab ...more
No. I am not a perfect Catholi ...more
Her writing is honest and humorous. She isn't afraid to let it be known that her good deeds can be frustrating as well as rewarding, and that at times she would really ra ...more
On one hand, she did a lot of good and made a lot of effort. On the other, some of the deeds - randomly posting books and phoning relatives, not to mention the poor ex-pats who get a rough deal- or at least a lousy reputation, seem like a bit of a cop out.
I had thought of doing the same, but on a quiet Sunday with family you resort to flinging a couple of quid at the nearest charity to s ...more