Reflections

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  1. Emily

    I can’t just think of one contribution to the world or my community. I can think of at least three. I like to crochet. I contribute to the world by crocheting for charity. I like to knit. I contribute to the world by knitting for charity. I also work as Community Health Worker. I contribute to the world by providing care to the elderly.

    3 years ago
  2. Trinity

    It needs to be my kids. Modeling the correct character in life, they can pass that on. There’s so many ways I can serve others. I just lost my son two months ago. I have a long way to go. I will get there and I will make a difference.

    3 years ago
  3. Maeve

    Creating beauty where I live: inside and especially, creating gardens in every one of the many rental place I have lived in the past 10 years.

    Teaching children for the past 40 plus years, with all my energy and affection, my determination for them to succeed, my love for books and nature, and my sense of humor. They have contributed to me in more ways than I probably realize, and I hope that I have contributed to them as well.

    3 years ago
  4. Malag

    Humour. I can raise a smile.

    3 years ago
  5. Cathie

    Well, covid had put a dent into assisting those in the greater community who need help, but I offer to tutor folks – usually children, sometimes adults – who cannot read, or struggle with reading, and for my “family community”, I am assisting my mother who can no longer do everything she needs just to survive on her own.

    3 years ago
  6. s
    sb

    I am a school teacher and I have always strived to not only educate “my” children academically but to help them grow as good citizens, install good values in them, encourage them to care for each other and the world – and, hopefully enable them to feel loved and valued at least while in our care. I am proud of how many of our children go on to be ambassadors, monitors, head girls/boys/school councillors etc at their next school, so, hopefully, I am doing some good!

    3 years ago
  7. d
    dcdeb

    I don’t do much. I’ve been quite depressed and out of it since all the restrictions and business lockdowns. But i do the best i can to maintain an attitude of helpfulness and try to pitch in whenever i can.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I hope you start feeling better, Deb.
      I can tell you that I have enjoyed reading some of your posts very much, and they had meaning for me. You are appreciated!

      3 years ago
  8. SK

    My sense of humor. My dedication to friendship. How I live into my name and spirit animals. My blessing of doing smudging ceremonies.

    3 years ago
  9. Mica

    Answering questions on UCSB’s Science Line.

    3 years ago
    1. d
      dcdeb

      I’d like to do something like that.

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Dear dcdeb – you can answer questions on Quora – a scientist suggested that to me. It’s fun and useful, and the questions cover all areas, not just science.

        3 years ago
  10. Pilgrim

    Kindness & compassion.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Did you change your picture, Pilgrim, or are you another Pilgrim? 🙂

      3 years ago
    2. O.Christina

      Yes, dear Pilgrim. It is a precious contribution of yours since I got to know you here. I do think about the needed cure for your hurting hands. May they tenderly and completely be healed. May His Love and Grace and all blessings be with you. For this I pray.

      3 years ago
  11. Elaine

    Initiating, co-facilitating and sustaining the “friendly conversation circle” for ESL newcomers to my city.

    3 years ago
  12. Toni

    Prayer, calling the White house for environmental and other issues. Eating vegetarian. Reducing my carbon footprint by walking and not using my car often.

    3 years ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    I volunteer to help cats and kittens find their forever homes. 💜

    3 years ago
  14. Leanne

    Being a nurse and caring for people

    3 years ago
  15. Y
    Yram

    I have tutored many students who have dyslexia. They have progressed not only in reading but in their self esteem. This sets them up to give much to their community.

    3 years ago
  16. Nelson

    I mentor. Getting started in my profession in real estate investing is overwhelming. I can recognize new people’s overwhelm. So I proactively reach out, answer questions, make myself available, and check up on them at a later time.

    3 years ago
  17. Samuel

    Cookies…
    I bake over a hundred cookies twice a week for a local food pantry to distribute with their free meals. I’m known locally as “the Cookie Man.” Pretty amazing how much delight, and gratitude, a simple cookie can generate under the right circumstances…
    sb

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Awesome!

      3 years ago
  18. Katrina

    I am a good listener. I work hard at it, I’ll admit. I work hard not to “reload”, but to just listen to what it being said. Sometimes I do have to work hard to keep my mouth shut from advice-giving and to only do reflective listening. But mostly I just enjoy or at least learn from listening to people’s life stories. And I think a lot of people need to tell someone.

    3 years ago
  19. pkr

    Being kind, shining my “light”, offering prayers & blessings, saying Thank You, serving others.

    3 years ago
  20. Helly

    Prayer seems to be the one thing I am able to do matter how bad pain is or how grumpy and out of sorts I get.

    When I get so frustrated with how little I am able to do I remind myself that praying for people helps them ( and me!)

    3 years ago
  21. Holly in Ohio

    I have been helping people connect to the marvel of nature, to understand it, mentoring new gardeners, hosting college classes at the farm, and dropping suggestions of how people can save money in their home while saving the planet. It’s one movement. It gives me joy to help people. 🙂

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Wow, Holly in Ohio – I’m impressed – congrats

      3 years ago
  22. Trish

    I’m a creative, out of the box thinker. When there are dilemmas presented (they’re everywhere, right?!) I open myself to an array of solutions/options. It generates other ideas & suggestions. I love how this process uncovers all kinds of fascinating solutions.

    3 years ago
  23. DeVonna

    My writings. I’m able to sell my essays/devotions to various publications, but mostly I enjoy writing devotions. The Upper Room is publishing one of my devotions on June 28. If you go to upperroom.org/devotions on the 28th you can read one of my devotions. I am honored and humbled each time I sell an article or book entry because I know that people all over the world can read what I’ve written and be inspired. I’ve gotten letters from people who’ve read my articles, thanking me and sharing how the Lord has spoken to them. This is my contribution to my global community.

    3 years ago
    1. Toni

      How inspiring!

      3 years ago
    2. Katrina

      Don’t let me to forget to check on on Upper Room on the 28th to read your devotion. Good for you.

      3 years ago
    3. Patricia

      It’s in my calendar! Thanks for sharing the link and date!

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Mine too, DeVonna! 🙂

        3 years ago
        1. Christine

          And also in my calender 🤗

          3 years ago
    4. Trish

      How wonderful! Thank You for sharing the link.

      3 years ago
  24. G
    Gregoire

    Thiugh far from perfect I have led a good example as a husband father and provider for my sons. Both of them have been raised with a moral an ethical standard centered in the consciousness of Jesus Christ, the center of which is unconditional love, and unconditional forgiveness. Compared with my other charitable and financial contributions, I believe this is the most significant and will have the most lasting effect in spreading love and kindness in this life.

    3 years ago
    1. Trish

      What a beautiful way to give to others.

      3 years ago
  25. RATASHIQ

    DAILY QUESTION, JUNE 11
    What is one of your contributions to the world or your community? My willingness to be vocal and vulnerable about my issues and the resources I use to address the with the world and the community is my contribution.

    3 years ago
  26. devy

    Trying to present positivity and kindness to all those around me who need it. Being trustworthy and understanding ..

    3 years ago
  27. EJP

    Patience with understanding.

    3 years ago
  28. Michele

    Kindness.

    3 years ago
  29. Christine

    Playing the piano for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But I receive more from them than I give.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      But you give to many of them, so that adds up to lots of giving, Christine 🙂

      3 years ago
  30. Howie Geib

    I seek out and appreciate beauty. Acknowledge it. Promote it. Further its cause. In all its forms I can find and witness. I amplify it when I can. Point to it for others to see or just to herald it to the heavens. For it is in the beauty that the evidence resides. The evidence we all need: That life is beautiful and worth living and sacrificing for. However you are called to sacrifice. In me it is always ego. Becoming less for the sake of all.

    3 years ago
  31. Kevin

    I pray that I have always, and will continue, to bring a caring heart for the wellbeing, beauty, and wonder for people around me, young and old, beyond my own long and privileged existence.

    3 years ago

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