A national day to do a good deed.
By Judy Story
February 16, 2016 2:18pm CST
No they do not have a national day to do a good deed. But that sure would be nice if they did and everyone would go around being nice to everyone else. I guess than you would have the ones who would want a day when every one is evil and can do evil things to others. Doing evil things sometimes is more fun than doing good deeds. Or maybe everyone of us just has a little evil in us and we need to be that way every once in a while.
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21 Feb 16
A lot of the things in us that we may sometimes call evil, are actually needful impulses for us to live...they just get out of control. The rabbis called this "yetzer hara", and said that it is a tool from God, but needs to be tamed...like, glutonny we would say is not good...yet the hunger we feel, is a tool to remind us to eat, which is good. I think a day of national do gooding (so to speak) would be good to keep it in memory-it wouldn't mean we only do it once a year, but rather a day specifically to remind us. I think talking about things like this are helpful, because it can cause one to think about what goodness really is, and practical expressions of that-that can seem simple and maybe even childish...but the truth is it's so simple that I think it's easy to forget.