Daily Archives: April 22, 2014

Let Me Count the Ways

Ever wish you could add up all your good deeds?

It’s one of the vexations of day-to-day life, isn’t it? You perform so many thoughtful acts, you just can’t easily tally them all. If only – if only there was a way to keep track, you’re thinking.

There is now.

It’s called the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet. It’s made with 100 coloured glass beads and a braided cord that wraps around your wrist. Every time you do one good deed, you move a little rubber ring over by one bead. When you’ve passed 100 beads, you’ll hit a button stamped with “1GD.” Bingo! You’ve performed 100 good deeds, faster than you can say “what does the 1 in 1GD stand for?”

The concept was invented by a dad, and refined into a bracelet by a creative artist and activist. We at 50 Good Deeds (or perhaps I should call us 5GD) think it’s a fun idea – sort of like a tiny, wearable abacus of kindness. Happily, the bracelets are also rather blingy (but do come in boy colours, too).

Buying these bracelets and supporting the 1GD initiative means creating employment for vulnerable women. Ergo, as it’s pointed out on the website, making a purchase counts as your first good deed. And you’re off to a great start.

So pretty, I’d wear one just ’cause.

So pretty, I’d wear one just ’cause.