What do people define as good deeds? The Scouts have the motto to do a good turn every day which freely translated means good deeds. Lately, which is one of the reasons I wrote about nurses is that they are the epitome of good deeds. There have been a few articles recently about nurses helping relatives of terminally ill patients say good-bye to their pets. One granddaughter smuggled her grandma’s dog into the hospital pretending it was a small baby. The nurses in another hospital helped the wife of a man dying of cancer smuggle in his small dog so he could say good-bye. People often do good deeds that go unnoticed every day. It doesn’t take much to show courtesy and be kind. During the holiday season people tend to show thoughtfulness towards others unless they are in a fight at a store for a specialty item. Then all bets are off. Items just aren’t worth fighting over. If you think about it, when a younger person gives up their seat to an older person on the bus, trolley or train, they are showing that they are kind and thoughtful. It may be considered a good deed but it is also good manners. How often does the person in front of you when you are leaving a store or shop let the door slam in your face? It’s only a few seconds yet they can’t be bothered. The recipient of this kindness should always say thank you. I often say”Your mum taught you well. You have excellent manners.” Do you have any idea how many of these people break out into a big grin? It makes their day and yours as well. In the Good Gus series there were often good deeds that went unnoticed but they are in the stories to give the children good examples. It is always available on Kindle and at Mae’s Story Time on You Tube. After you have done your good deed for the day reward yourself with a quick read of “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino.