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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 !!
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).
I’m happy to hear you and a dog will become a family, Malag. 🙂
Practice patience and peace.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helping someone stand on their feet to carry her through life. A great gift to pay forward. Thanks for the inspiration, Ose.
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.
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
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.
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.
Yup – thanks, Larry – the Dalai Lama says that’s his religion, and one can always do it.
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.
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
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. 🙂
Bravo! Good for you…a practical way that will benefit others as well as yourself.
Thank you, Patricia, and congrats on you concrete contribution 🙂
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