GOOD, TO DO GOOD?


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Every day should be a good deed day but let me share with you my argument against this.

I’d had a stressful day with the usual challenges and rewards, with more of the former than the latter, and I arrived at East Croydon Station with only one thought in my mind; coffee, big coffee – “a large latte with an extra shot”, was what I eagerly requested!

Today is bitterly cold, not yet snowing but it’s most definitely on it’s way, so that chilliness in my willie
and the challenging, lunchless day meant that I totally deserved this treat.

Sitting outside, because I’m tough, I took two tiny sips before spotting a woman struggling with a bag full of brochures, which had torn, scattering brochures on the ground. As she picked a handful up, another handful fell. This repeated two or three times, so I stood to offer my help.

As I crouched to pick up what I could, my coffee cup came detached from it’s lid and the entire contents ended up spilling all over the ground. “Seems we’re both having a clumsy old day!”, I joked.

Laughing away the tears of disappointment as I realised I’d also just missed my train, I accepted the woman’s thanks but not her offer to replace my coffee; it wasn’t her fault, after all.

So the point is, or is it a question – is it always good to do good deeds?

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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