“I knew what I wanted and where I wanted to go. I always wanted to entertain and help others.” —Khalid
“I want to help others too and find the perfect French fry stand—are both possible?” ―Marcia Faye McGee
I’ve asked this question before, but it is a question that may need to be asked again.
In light of world events, do you feel helpless? Sometimes I do. If you feel this way then you’re not alone.
At the same time, you might feel like there is something you could do, but you don’t what that something is.
It doesn’t have to be a big thing:
- If you have a skill, hobby or notion, go to a local community center, after school program or church and share it
- If you’re an old-school scrapbooker, use that skill to teach kids how to document the events of the day
- If you play an instrument, go to a senior or kids’ group to entertain and educate members about the music of America
- If you grow more tomatoes or zucchini than you can eat, give them away to people who need them
- Buy someone a coffee
- Read to a child
- Hold the door for someone
- Be kind to others
- Share your joy
Sometimes, it’s the smallest acts of kindness matter most.
Editor’s Note: Marcia Faye McGee is the founder and principal of Keeping it Really Real Yoga, which hosts a Community Donation Yoga class Saturdays at the Ferris Wheel from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Participants meet-up in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. If the weather is good, the class moves outside. Bring your own yoga mat and water and wear comfortable clothes.
Photo courtesy of Keeping it Really Real Yoga