I often think of Good Deed Quotes and they remind me to pay it forward. I believe that with every action there is a reaction. If you do something from your heart. Then I truly believe other people will also do the same. I decided I would test my theory. I offered $1 to 10 people and asked them to do something kind for someone else. You can see what they did as part of my $100 story. It did however get me thinking if we are reminded to do good is that enough? If we read something or see something is that enough to influence how we react. I think it is. I am often reminded to be thankful for what I have. I am reminded by the actions and reactions of others and I am reminded that 100 pennies can change two people. The person that gave and the person that receives. I hope that mine chain of kindness reaches everyone.
I believe with every good deed a life is changed. I started the $100 story to show people that the impact of $100 can actually change people’s lives for the better. The $100 story started a couple of years ago. You can read about it here in my Madame Deals $100 Story.
This is where we are for this year so far. I start with $100. I received this request in my email on facebook.
I was writing to ask you for your help. If you’re able to help, if not it’s okay. We’re trying to help a family with Christmas but we don’t even have much money ourselves. There is a family with 3 little girls, there ages ranges from 16 months, 2 years, and 6 years. Their mommy was tragically killed a few months ago by a drunk driver, she was pregnant at the time. The father of the girls is trying his best, he works construction so money is very tight. Her family is fighting him for custody and its a big mess. Anything would help. We’re trying to get them some toys together and we have a Santa lined up to help us deliver them. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
and I responded… I sent three gifts one for each little girl amount spent $35 still left $65
and this happened as a result of sharing my donation…
Hi I wanted to help with the Christmas gifts. Do you have any other information about the family other than their ages? Do they require toys to be new in box? Thank you. I know how hard it can be and when my family can help we really try to reach out.
I am writing about the 3 little girls in need of Christmas gifts. I have a few things for them already (and plan to get a few more)…Where do I send them to? Do you have additional info such as their likes, sizes, names, etc? Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for all of us!!
PS If you would like to pass this message on to the fan who originally posted the request, that is fine by me!
…. I would like to give one of you the opportunity to help someone as well…
Recap amount of people helped
3 little girls
Helped by three people
If you want to donate to the $100 let me know… [email protected] subject: $100 story
I get many request to help people and I can’t do it on my own.
I know that as I sit here in my house with my family asleep upstairs that I am grateful. I am grateful each day that I am in a position to help. It wasn’t long ago that I taught school. I gave up teaching and stayed home to raise my children. This site began as a way to teach people and help people.
It has helped me and I believe in paying it forward. I am a person that believes we each have the power to do something to help others. You can see how this whole $100 story started in my $100 Story post. The short story is my husband gave me $100 to spend on myself and instead I bought people children’s gifts that I didn’t know. It became an awesome example of paying it forward and love. I am at it again. I think that sometimes things happen for a reason and this is what I was meant to do.
This is how you can help. You can visit my site often. You can share my site with your friends and family. If you do those things then more companies will be willing to donate to my $100 story. I mean who wanted want to be part of helping others. The best part of the $100 story is knowing somewhere I helped make a difference.
Keep entering I have more dreams to deliver.
Amee AKA Madame Deals
If you have followed by blog there are two things you should know. I blog to have a place to be myself and share. I am an over “sharer” by nature. I also want to figure out a way to use my skill set as an entrepreneur to help others. It is very important to me to do more for others. I am sure we all have the desire to help others but we often think well I do not have anything to offer. The truth is we each have the ability to help others the only question is how to get started. The answer is come up with an idea and implement it. I think in life we have things that happen to us and they are signs. This happened last year to me in $100 increments. You should read my $100 story so you can catch up.
I recently attended a conference where OXO was a sponsor. They were willing to double any donation that was made by donating for a raffle ticket. I believe in fate. I had a job come in for $100 so I decided to donate that and match it from my personal account. The reason is simple. I can’t image not helping when I am in a place that I can contribute. I also watched this video and it reminded me that if everyone takes a minute to do something for someone else then that is what defines them. It isn’t what we own it is who we are that counts. I hope you take a minute to watch this video and bake to help. I will post what I bake later but I am sure it will be amazing because with every bite it could help save a life!