Sunday, January 17, 2010

i think i can, i think i can

Debbie Tenzer got so overwhelmed by all of the sad and scary stuff happening in the world that she started chipping away at it on a micro-level, one nice deed at a time, performed each Monday. Then she encouraged her best friends to join suit. They, in turn, suggested the same to everyone they knew and - viola! - a kindness movement had begun. Her book is full of ideas to get you thinking and even started, with details how. Below is a sampling. Tomorrow is Monday. For the first time in a long while, I'm looking forward to it.
1. knit tiny clothes for premature babies
2. get to know your neighbors
3. don't pass along a bad mood
4. say a prayer when you hear a siren
5. make a $25 micro-loan to someone
in a developing country
6. thank a service member
7. give flower seeds to families moving
into transitional housing