Sunday, January 17, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Love Lifts You Up

     If you have a frequent flier miles you are not planning to use because of the pandemic, give them to service members who have been injured in the line of duty and need to be flown to proper medical treatment. This can also enable family members to visit them as soon as it's okay to fly again. Check out fisherhouse.org to discover all you need to know about Fisher House Foundation's Hero Miles Program. Love has an enormous power to heal, so sharing your unused miles stretches your love a mighty long way!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Lend an Ear

     Counselors can contribute enormously to our troops when they return from their service term. I honestly think my ex-Marine dad had PTSD. Post-traumatic stress was not even acknowledged until long after the Vietnam War, and only through the hard work of many activists. Therapists and mental health professionals can really help our military veterans by volunteering their own services through the organization Give an Hour (givenahour.com) and this is extremely helpful to families of vets. Listening can change lives for the better in a big way.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Karma on Wheels

     Slow down and let other drivers merge and go ahead of you. Allow every pedestrian to amble across the street, the slower the better. Is that extra five minutes of driving time going to ruin your life? No, but being a patient, safe, and nice driver will make the ride all the more pleasant and will send a ray of goodness in your wake.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Look Up!

     Put down your smartphone and make eye contact, person to person. Nowadays, I consider that a major act of kindness and courtesy, as well.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Emit Good Vibes

    Take stock of your day-to-day life. Are you giving to others or is there an imbalance? Do you work and your immediate family get 99% of what you offer the world? You can that in one day. Donate more of your time or money to a charity. Supporting a cause will help keep you informed about social issues and can strengthen your sense of well being, while benefiting others in the process. Additionally, monetary donations are tax deductible, which is really just a bonus: the real reward is not just on April 15 but comes the other 364 days of the year.

Monday, January 11, 2021

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    
    Support Love146, an organization that provides holistic care to children who have survived exploitation, enforced labor, abuse, and even slavery. Join a task force, fundraise for abolition, spread the word, or donate to this cause at love146.org.