Helen Keller once said, “I am the only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and just because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
It’s both easy and understandable to think I’m only one person; what can I really do, but if ever person thought that, nothing would ever get done. Yes, the idea of changing the world for the better can be a daunting task, but if every person on the planet did just one thing, billions of acts of kindness, social responsibility and generosity would talk place all at once. Wouldn’t something like that change the world for the better? Here is a list of ideas and ways to make our world a better place, one small deed at a time.
- We work with a lot of schools so this is the most important one: VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AT LOCAL SCHOOLS. Whether you have a school aged child or not, the children of this world are the future. Spend time with them and help them reach their full potential by mentoring and/or teaching them.
- BE GENEROUS: With our world being so material driven, it can be easy to be selfish with our time, money and resources. Just by trying to be generous with the things you have will greatly impact your life for the better. Start a toy drive for the children’s hospital, pay for someones breakfast, volunteer at a soup kitchen or simply ACTUALLY listen when you ask a loved one how they’re doing. By doing the small things, chances are your generosity will energize you and you’ll have done your part at helping the world become a better place.
- UNDERSTAND THE HUMANITY OF THE LESS UNFORTUNATE: The number of homeless people are growing every day across the globe, try to realize that the homeless man/woman you pass on your way to work every day is in fact a human being just like you. Whether it be through choices of their own or circumstances out of their control, they still ended up in that very unfortunate situation. You don’t have to give he/she money every single day to show them compassion. A simple hello when you pass them or greeting them with respect can make their day. Try bringing them a cup of coffee in the morning or giving them a brand new set of fresh socks in the winter. Treat people as equals no matter their social standing. BE A SMARTONE!