We recently had our annual beach clean and collected 20 bin bags of litter!
Cath commented that this seems a lot.
It is a lot.
Our village has almost a mile of beach to clean, strung out as it is along the shores of the loch, from the houses on the far left of the photograph to where I am standing at the sandy beach, and because it is a sea loch litter gets washed in with the tides. (Some of it also gets washed out again..to land on some other beach, or to come back to ours another day!)
Winter storms are particulary bad for depositing rubbish on the shore paths as well as the shore itself.
It's a horrible job.
But if we don't do it, who will?
I hate litter.
We'll be taking our coffee down to the CLEAN beach today - lovely!
I Googled 'Good Deeds' and found more than 3 million results. A lot of sites with names like Do A Good Deed A Day and Random Acts of Kindness, sites where you can post your good deeds, and, strangely, a chiropractor and numerous dentists offering prizes for doing good deeds!! (A computer and/or free braces..) Chiropractors? Dentists?
And I thought you were meant to expect nothing in return!
Well, that's what I was told..
This is getting too complicated - I think I'll just keep it simple and keep my good deeds to myself.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834
'The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.'
I don't have much under this category, do I? Does this mean I don't do many good deeds?
Or does it mean I am modest about them as we were taught to be when we were young!
I pick up litter from the shore path - does that count? But I am actually having difficulty thinking of other recent good deeds. I guess a good deed is something over and above ordinary kindness and neighbourliness. It's going that extra mile - for someone else. Or perhaps being gracious about doing something you don't really want to do. Or putting someone else's need before your own?
I'm not quite sure what a good deed is really....
We put up signs on the road today:
Most people have slowed right down! People do care..
(At least three red squirrels have been killed outside our houses this year)