So, what does it mean to do good? To be “good” is to feel compassion and empathy for those less fortunate, be selfless in one’s actions, and sometimes even sacrifice your own well-being for the sake of others. Good doers see beyond inherent and acquired differences and relate to the common human essence beneath them.
(Steve Taylor -
Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of the Human Mind)
My first good deed was when I six years old. While I was fortunate to have toys growing up in Colombia, many were not. One sunny day, I asked my mother to help me. We went around the city giving away toys to less fortunate children. They were so happy and gracious; I will never forget their faces. For a brief moment, our socio-economic differences did not seem to matter.
The desire to do good has stuck with me my entire life. Fast-forward almost three decades later, I became pregnant with my first son, Dean. I knew I had the opportunity to again make a difference in exchange for my good fortune, but this time on a much larger scale.
Little did I know that while Dean was yet to be born, so it was #Proud2BeGood
I believe it is our responsibility to make the world a better place for future generations. When the theory of six degrees of separation was invented back in 1929, the internet was non-existent. It was not until another 75 years later that the theory benefit from the virality of social media. Now, with more than half the world online, it is finally possible to measure significant, positive change in the world.
I aim to connect and inspire good-doers globally to take action and share their stories through social media. We want your good actions, no matter how big or small they are, to serve as inspiration for other people to do other good actions. Feel proud of the good things you do everyday for your family, your friends, your neighbors, your country, your world and share it. Change starts with even the smallest action.
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100 Days of Goodness
As a proof of concept, I’d like to introduce “100 Days of Goodness”. Over the next 100 days, we ask you to post your good deed(s) in the form of online photos, videos or text and add the hashtag #Proud2BeGood.
Remember, no good deed is too small… be proud of everything you do that is good, and share it with the world!