Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Good Deed of the Day

Lent can be a long and difficult journey for some, but in the end whether we choose to sacrifice something  or participate in some almsgiving, it should be a time of reflection and a time to reconnect with GOD. This year, my friend and neighbor decided that instead of giving something up like he had done in past years, he would rather try to do at least one good deed every day. Well, it turns out that doing a good deed every day isn't as easy as it sounds. Lent is a 40 day journey and sometimes those opportunities for good deeds don't always present themselves in the course of an ordinary day. I think he's found that on some days, he  actually has to search for things that are worthy of counting for a good deed.  Well, Today, he didn't have to search very hard at all. I am proud to say that LEO presented him with a "good deed of the day" opportunity. Somehow, the little Houdini managed to get himself unhooked from his chain while outside this morning and ran free. He had a nice morning jaunt out on the golf course and caused quite a ruckus with the neighborhood dogs. My friend's dog was barking like crazy which caused him to check out what all the commotion was about. He saw LEO running wild, so like a dedicated Catholic on his lenten mission, he set out to deliver his good deed of the day.  Despite the fact that he was all dressed for work, he went after LEO anyway and chanced getting muddy paw prints all over him. He caught him and brought him back to us before we ever even knew he was missing. I was so surprised & grateful to see him standing at my back door with LEO in hand. I'd say this may count as a triple good deed of the day!

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