Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 100 – Even A Slow Drip Can Fill A Bucket

DI Meeting tonight. Kids are preparing for the state tournament on Saturday.

Drip of water

It’s been 100 days since I resolved to give my time everyday. Please excuse the long post, but it’s worth looking back and seeing how even the smallest things can add up to something substantial.

Remember, even a slow drip can fill a bucket.

Things given in the past 100 days:

  • Family emergency kits created – 1
  • Trucks loaded for a stranger – 1
  • Nights spent volunteering at family homeless shelter – 1
  • Compliments given to truckers for courteous driving – 1
  • Stuck motorists helped – 1
  • Homes repaired through Rebuilding Together Washington County – 1
  • Packs of office ping pong balls purchased – 1
  • Boxes of books donated to the library – 1
  • Trips to the library – many
  • Old friends called – 1
  • Terminally ill children who received a letter – 1
  • Exercise classes attended to support my wife’s efforts – 1
  • Days snowshoeing with my son – 1
  • Neighbor’s lawns raked – 1
  • Nights spent in the hospital with son – 2
  • Number of homeless people who received something unexpected – 2
  • Grocery trips to help out my wife – 2
  • Family game nights attended – 2
  • Books read to my kids – 2
  • Pints of blood donated – 3
  • Times helped with computer problems – 3
  • Bought Girl Scout Cookies – 3
  • Packages sent to my parents – 3
  • Anti-substance abuse speeches given for Beaverton Together – 3
  • Thank you notes written – 4
  • Times helped someone clean up  – 4
  • Neighborhood trash pickups – 6
  • Times stuff given to charity or a stranger – 6
  • Hours volunteered at a food banks – 6
  • Evenings transporting, chaperoning or attending child’s events – 7
  • Times volunteered above and beyond for Toastmasters – 8
  • Birthdays/anniversaries/holidays remembered – 8
  • Meals cooked for the family – 9
  • Amount of loose change donated – $13
  • Number of fourth grade engineering classes taught – 14
  • Destination Imagination events or meetings – 15
  • CD’s sent to United States troops in Iraq – 130
  • Items of clothing or stuff donated to charity or a stranger – > 150
  • Clothes folded –
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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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3 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 100 – Even A Slow Drip Can Fill A Bucket

  1. I’d be interested to hear, Eric, how this process has brought more abundance into your life…other than the important feeling of satisfaction for being a giver. I’m a firm believer it is difficult to experience more in your life until you experience giving.

  2. Wendi Moore says:

    I can’t wait to see what the results of the next 100 days will be. If you run out of ideas check out Secret Millionaire on ABC on Sunday nights at 8. Kaysie and I watch that one and talk about the good deeds done afterwards. Good show to watch with the fam.

  3. Eric Winger says:

    Thanks Wendi, I’ll keep that in mind.

    Wow Leissa, that is a big question. 🙂 Its probably more than I can answer in a comment so I’ll ponder it for a little while and put up a post about it very soon.

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