I had wanted to review the mitzvahs to see how many of them actually cost money (a donation or tzedakah) and how many were just my time. I also tried to calculate how many took under 5 minutes of time.
So after reviewing the first 104 mitzvahs, here are the results. Only 24 of them actually involved money, 80 of them were just my time.
One fourth of the 80 (20) of them took 5 minutes or less. I guess my point in this was to show that mitzvahs are mostly just using your time and often they take just a few minutes. So really there it should be possible for everyone to be able to participate in doing more mitzvahs. I also realized that while reviewing the list some of the things I am now counting (writing a condolence card) I hadn’t counted at the beginning of my project. I guess as the project progresses I am evolving too.
If you have other thoughts about quick and easy mitzvahs let me know. Do you think a smile or a hug is a mitzvah? I am still up in the air about this one. I guess because I am a smiley person so this seems too easy.
Okay, now a few mitzahs to report.
105) Helping my children give tzedakah last night.
106) Donations to Goodwill.
107) Hazardous waste to our traveling recycling plant.