I did a good deed today, and as my good deeds seem to be so rare, I feel this one needs to be celebrated. I donated $200 worth of books to the library tonight. Well, not really donated. I left them in the night deposit box, but the feeling I had driving away was one of charity, goodwill, and relief.
Someone else will get to enjoy these books, and with any luck, as much as I did, especially the Douglas Adams. And if the library couldn't find space on their shelves, they could at least sell them and generate a buck or two. After all, this is the season of giving, and what greater gift could I possibly bestow than the gift of learning. Mind you, not everyone will be interested in biographies by Clinton, Jackie Chan, and Elvis, but the spirit of giving was overpowering and I kept piling them in.
There were cook books, sci-fi, a Klingon dictionary, as well as a book on job interviews for dummies, not to mention the Shakespeare for dummies book. I feel as if I have enriched some peoples lives, and that is all I ever set out to do in this world. I just want to leave things a bit better than the way I found them, and in this upcoming holiday season, I hope you find a way to do it too.
P.S.- This, in no way, will keep me out of HELL, but it is good to bank away a few things so the prosecution doesn't have too much of a clear-cut case.