How do you give back to those around you and the world? Jeff Taylor celebrates World Kindness Day with his awesome friend, Mark, and they go on a little adventure giving back to those who give so much!
As Martin Luther King said,
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
This is one of our favorite quotes of the many that we share. In times like these especially, we need to be reminded that there is so much good in the world and around us. These small acts of kindness add up and compound to create so much light.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has partnered with Cheerios to spread Ellen’s message of being kind to one another. Ellen and Cheerios are encouraging people around the world to participate in one million acts of good.
To share their acts of good, viewers can submit photos and write-in stories at this link or use #GoodGoesRound on social media.
Below are a few examples of the acts of kindness shared. Remember, these acts are going on every day, all around us. Be a part of the good, and take part of acts of kindness at home, in your workplace and when you are out and about.
On this Memorial Day, we cannot think of a more meaningful topic than serving others. This Holiday in and of itself is an example of the ultimate sacrifice, ones own life in the name of service. On this day, we not only recall our loved ones who gave up their lives for us in the name of freedom, but all those who have served our country and their families who also have gone through so much to provide all of us with the gift of independence.
Not all of us are called to such service, but all of us can make a difference. Not only can we be the change we wish to see in the world, it is actually healthy for us to do so. Recent studies suggest not only is volunteering and giving back actually healthy for us, it also can help us live longer.
If you are unsure of where to start, but have a desire to volunteer more, first look inward. What are your strengths? What sparks joy in your heart? Are you a talented musician? Perhaps teach music, or play for the elderly. Does cooking making you feel at peace and calm? Maybe sign up to cook for a local soup kitchen. Are you a talented hairstylist? Think about cutting hair for the homeless, or needy. Bring your talents to those who need them most.
Our efforts do not need to be dramatic in order to be meaningful. A simple gesture of kindness can change someones life.