Review of first 100 mitzvahs

mitzvahs

I had wanted to review the mitzvahs to see how many of them actually cost money (a donation or tzedakah) and how many were just my time. I also tried to calculate how many took under 5 minutes of time.

So after reviewing the first 104 mitzvahs, here are the results. Only 24 of them actually involved money, 80 of them were just my time.

One fourth of the 80 (20) of them took 5 minutes or less. I guess my point in this was to show that mitzvahs are mostly just using your time and often they take just a few minutes. So really there it should be possible for everyone to be able to participate in doing more mitzvahs. I also realized that while reviewing the list some of the things I am now counting (writing a condolence card) I hadn’t counted at the beginning of my project. I guess as the project progresses I am evolving too.

If you have other thoughts about quick and easy mitzvahs let me know. Do you think a smile or a hug is a mitzvah? I am still up in the air about this one. I guess because I am a smiley person so this seems too easy.
Okay, now a few mitzahs to report.

105) Helping my children give tzedakah last night.

106) Donations to Goodwill.

107) Hazardous waste to our traveling recycling plant.

Heartfelt Birthday Gift Idea

Know someone who is celebrating a birthday and not quite sure what to give them? How about a jar...

Remembering Birthdays – New Year’s Resolution that’s fun and doable

Let's face it most of us want to acknowledge the birthdays of our friends and family but it's a...

Reduce + Recycle = Rewards: RecycleBank

Do you know that you can earn rewards from many major retailers just for tracking your recycling...

Online Donation Tool – Donors Resource

Do you have items to donate but don't  know how to find the best nonprofit to receive your gifts?...

From one baseball card aficionado to another

955) Sent a condolence card to someone who'd lost his mom. 956) Gave my towel to someone in the...

Giving Grudgingly

Has someone asked you for something and you have grudgingly agreed or wholeheartedly agreed but...

My inspiration, speaker Danny Siegel comes to town to speak….

What an amazing honor and privilege it was to spend the weekend learning and sharing with Danny...

An ordinary day becomes an extraordinary day

Today, was an amazing day.  I tasted my first delicious Oregon strawberry of the season and said a...

Asking Forgiveness When You Have Done Something Rude or Foolish

Last week, a letter ran in the Oregonian opinion section. It was from a mother whose son has...

Happy New Year 2012

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer When I...