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  1. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT ARE SOME THINGS I CAN DO TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY’S AND IN TURN MY OWN WELLBEING?

    I am focusing on rewiring my brain to be relaxed and at peace vs nervous and at war doing so will influence others in my life to harness peace and be humble. I have paused all my projects to focus on me because I comprehend the importance of wellness for self. From there I will be able to properly influence and support others on being peaceful and relaxed. I would also like to take the word PERFECT out of the dictionary and to have society highlight SELF PROGRESSION and compassion towards others; however if someone is not compassionate nor humble with themselves how will they be able to do the same for another individual. HENCE the importance of SELF CARE !!

    3 years ago
  2. Malag

    Interacting with others with integrity; putting kindness into practice; making sustainable and environmental choices; seeing the better in people; adding some humour to the mix; adopting a dog (they being most enlightened).

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I’m happy to hear you and a dog will become a family, Malag. 🙂

      3 years ago
  3. Rabbit

    Practice patience and peace.

    3 years ago
  4. Katrina

    What Samuel said prior to me: Do my part to stop COVID in all its forms – stay vaccinated, wear a mask, social distance as needed, and kindly encourage others to do the same.

    3 years ago
  5. Y
    Waran

    I dont have much but I have enough. To give is a blessing not only to others but to our souls. To be able to let go what we have and to help others who are in need. You dont have to give much… A little helping hand goes a long way…

    3 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    Preserve, conserve, restore and renovate furniture. Bringing new life to the work of master craftspeople from times past. Reducing waste. Encouraging people to think of these things as being in their care rather than a consumable, as they will with care, exist beyond our life for the enjoyment of others.

    3 years ago
  7. devy

    Direct love, kindness, Gratitude to all those I come across but to remember to do this first to me. Some times we treat ourselves in a way that we would never treat others.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Yes, yes!

      3 years ago
  8. Carol

    I’m struggling with health issues that make it hard for me to be out in the world but this has lead me to meditate more and pray more for all the pain and suffering, the angst and distrust, occurring throughout my country and the world. Even Mother Earth is crying. For me, prayer is the releasing of loving and positive energy into the Universe. I pray for healing–evolutionary-energy to permeate all things.

    3 years ago
  9. O.Christina

    Be grateful for any contribution and always be open to let myself be inspired to reply to the moment. May it be to listening to a panhandler and contribute, or, like today, helping someone in how to stand on her both feet in a way that would serve her feet to carry her through all her life in a healthy way, which was something I had been taught many years ago and so could pass forward; or later this day, when some friends whom I encounter regularly will meet to discuss options of serving others who may have long term Covid issues to be solved.

    3 years ago
    1. Malag

      Helping someone stand on their feet to carry her through life. A great gift to pay forward. Thanks for the inspiration, Ose.

      3 years ago
  10. D
    David Nelson

    I choose to Playfully Listen to the pain and suffering of those negatively impacted by the Covid Virus or the Shot to help give meaning and value to each person equally to validate their humanity.

    3 years ago
  11. Mica

    Thank you for the nudge. I want to post a letter to the local free daily paper about taking fewer showers. It seems that I’m told to take shorter showers repeatedly, but that’s only half the ‘story’ – the advice Should be to take shorter OR fewer showers. I also ordered a little shut-off valve that connects to the shower head, so I can turn the water off when I don’t need it during a shower, without losing the proper temperature. I learned about those in the drought of ’76

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That’s nice, Mica. I was thinking of getting one for my kitchen sink (I wash dishes by hand). I used to have an apartment that had one and it was handy. I have switched out the shower head and the bathroom sink faucet to “low flow” faucets, but you may have already done that.

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        No, Holly – I even got resistance to swapping my toilet for a ‘low flush toilet.’ “What’s a low flush toilet?” my granddaughters asked their dad. He hesitated and then replied, “It’s a normal toilet.” I think our sewer systems took a hit as we decreased our water flow in the ’76 drought, so now there’s no mention of ‘yellow is mellow’ regarding flushing. But at least I have my low flush toilet now.

        3 years ago
  12. L
    Larry

    Be kind!

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Yup – thanks, Larry – the Dalai Lama says that’s his religion, and one can always do it.

      3 years ago
  13. Matthew Clark

    If you focus on what you need to accomplish, then other people don’t have to pick up your slack which helps them to accomplish their goals because they don’t have to focus making up for what you didn’t do. Also paying it forward is an act of kindness that is given without being asked.

    3 years ago
  14. Cathie

    I try to find areas that both interest and “bother” me about society and then plug in to help. This help can be hands-on volunteer work or donating resources.
    So when involved in a cause I care about, I perceive it not only helps society but helps me have a purpose – extending me outside of my being.
    And going beyond myself, assists me in my feeling well.
    “Just to be is a blessing, to live is holy” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

    3 years ago
  15. Patricia

    I’m currently part of a fundraising effort to reconstruct the only four tennis courts open to the public in our little community. I know that I’ve benefited from the courts (cracked though they may be!) because of the past generation who made this available to me and others. Now I want to pass this resource on for the health and enjoyment of people in the next couple of decades. I feel this is a very practical (and almost literally concrete!) way of contributing. 🙂

    3 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Bravo! Good for you…a practical way that will benefit others as well as yourself.

      3 years ago
    2. Mica

      Thank you, Patricia, and congrats on you concrete contribution 🙂

      3 years ago
  16. Amber

    I can contribute to societies by learning or researching about them and gaining an understanding on their cultural traits. I can also help support their cause.

    3 years ago
  17. Seearelow

    Some things I can do is to express kindness and gentleness to everyone I meet, to say a small prayer to God for someone I don’t know who seems to be having a rough day, and to focus on things to be grateful for.

    3 years ago
  18. Mary Pat

    Be kind to all beings everywhere, And that includes to myself. It sounds simple, but really isn’t. And it encompasses many things.
    Just be kind.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Mary Pat, for reminding us about the importance of kindness to ourselves, too 🙂

      3 years ago
  19. Samuel

    Be vaccinated for covid. Wear my mask. Do MY part to actively defeat this virus and to protect myself and my fellow human beings in the process. My rights STOP where theirs BEGIN…

    3 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Excellent!

      3 years ago
    2. Mica

      RIGHT ON, Samuel! Thank you 😊

      3 years ago
  20. nadders

    Be the change in the world, that I want to see. Lead from the front. Lead by example. Be kind to people and the planet. Support others to change but don’t preach, support and encourage

    3 years ago
  21. Ed Schulte

    “Nothing can dim the Light that shines from within”

    Mayo Angelou

    3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    First, I must be sure to take good care of myself. You can’t take good care or contribute to another’s wellbeing if you are not taking care of your own. And then I will walk out into my day with a heart full of gratitude and a smile for everyone I meet. And if someone needs help from me, I will offer it in the best way that I can.

    3 years ago
    1. Rabbit

      Thank you for this. I love that it comes from your own heart.

      3 years ago
  23. EJP

    Today I will contribute love, kindness and a positive attitude, all with a smile on my face.

    3 years ago
  24. G
    Gregoire

    I can always be prepared to take time to listen to someone who has something to say, to forgive someone who has said something hurtful and to show my love for everyone in random acts of charity.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I like that, Gregoire.

      3 years ago
  25. Kevin

    Feed, clothe and shelter those who are in need, because it’s the right thing to do, and not because it makes me feel better to do so.

    3 years ago
  26. Dusty Su

    Does 44 years of non-salaried volunteerism with close to 3o,000 activities of 1-16 hours each in 30 countries ​count?
    Pffft! I can tell you it means nothing in relation to your last act of love. The last act and then even more so, the next one! We live and die sandwiched between these.

    3 years ago
    1. Kevin

      It counts in my book, Dusty Su!

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Yes, well, of course, to me it means a rich life..I feel so blessed. And yes, many wonderful people who maybe had a little better go of things because of what we could give, but really as we lay dying it all fades away…it’s the deed you just did and the one you wish or intend to do. Making peace with it all, that is primo too. But thank you for saying that, Kevin…

        3 years ago
        1. Rabbit

          I like the making peace part of your comment. I am 72 and my husband is 82. By this age, we have done some good and caused some hurt but perhaps these later years are the peace making time. I do love that we can still do acts of kindness. I really make an effort to thank strangers that help me and compliment them when I see them giving help to others.

          3 years ago
          1. Dusty Su

            Perfect. Wonderful Rabbit. Xx

            3 years ago
  27. Michele

    Self love and care. Taking care of oneself is important and then one can care for others. All areas – physically, emotionally, spiritually.

    3 years ago
  28. Antoinette

    I can teach yoga and meditation and share what I love with others. I can keep showing up with a smile and loving kindness.

    3 years ago
  29. Holly in Ohio

    In a world that has become very polarized and judgmental, I can learn not to judge others and to be gentle.

    I have noticed that those who judge others harshly often silently judge themselves harshly, too. I think as I learn to be accepting and loving to people with different perspectives than myself, that love and acceptance will overflow into my relationship with myself.

    3 years ago
  30. Christine

    When I play the piano for people with Alzheimer’s, then they nourish my soul with their reactions.💞

    3 years ago
    1. Kevin

      Greetings, Christine,

      At Dana Faber Hospital in Boston, MA, which is a large and renowned cancer treatment facility, there’s a grand piano that, by design, sits at the center of an open and airy lobby. Throughout the day, various musicians and all highly trained, come in at their appointed time and begin playing music, from classical to jazz and pop tunes, all for the enjoyment of patients, family members and staff alike. The sound wafts up from the first floor to the second floor, where patients are being admitted or having blood work done, before heading up to the tenth floor where cancer patients wait to meet with their oncologists to determine their mode of treatment.

      I know that you know this scene all too well, Christine. But as I think about that beautiful grand piano sitting there waiting for the next musician to arrive, I picture you, in my minds eye, Christine, sitting at the keyboard and playing, from your heart, and with love, for those who will hear.

      3 years ago
      1. Rabbit

        This is beautiful, a simple thing that could be used in smaller hospitals all over.
        Several posts have mentioned taking care of ourselves so we can take care of others. Music can be a part of self care.
        Thank you Kevin for describing this scene for us.

        3 years ago
      2. Christine

        That’s fantastic Kevin. Music can really take you away from the problems for a moment and bring you in the now. These moments are so important for the people who are seriously ill. I wished I could play there….a beautiful grand piano, and fantastic acoustics too.
        Thank you for this lovely message, Kevin. It always touches my heart that the sick people are being taken care of. Karel and I also received this form of love. ❤ Heart warming.

        3 years ago

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