In response to feelings of sadness, frustration, anxiety, or helplessness that may be spurred on by a crisis, we can pledge to perform a service for others. Thinking of something and then doing it helps us to recenter ourselves
Where to Begin? Let the crisis be a catalyst for getting out and giving even if unrelated to the current event. Start small with something that sparks interest, keep it simple, and let our charitable nature evolve.
So Much to Do, So Little Time. We can write a letter to an inmate in jail, help in a local food bank, get involved with a cause or political campaign, be a baby rocker in the hospital, play the piano at a nursing facility, cook a meal for someone in need, or help teach a child to read. Get the idea? It is about connecting.
We Will Reap the Rewards. .We can feel involved and active. We can improve our outlook, as well as our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health, while touching others’ lives. We can sow seeds of contributing to our communities and make a difference to to at least one person, animal, place, thing. By doing so, we serve as role models for kids or other adults
We can unglue ourselves from the news and resist obsessing over situations beyond our control. Rather than simply fret…commit to doing our part to repair the world.