Yesterday’s post got me thinking .. it’s such a positive step to be starting the discussion around what changes we’d like to see in the world and to compare thoughts with others. (By the way, if you haven’t gotten a chance to share your thoughts, please do! I want to know what you think about trans fat bans, physical education in schools, public parks, and more!) Even though it’s great to start the conversation, if that conversation is not inciting passion in ourselves to actually DO something, it’s less valuable than it could be.
(Incidentally, I did a book report on Gandhi in 3rd grade and thought it would be a good idea to dress up as him while delivering the presentation … picture a tiny 8-year-old girl, wearing fake spectacles and a white bathing cap to mimic baldness, topped off by a clumsily draped sheet over her “regular” clothes. Yes, it was surely a sight to see!).
Anyway, for Motivation Monday today, I’d like to encourage you to think about something you can do to help enable a change you think is needed in the world. After writing about fruit and vegetable prescriptions yesterday, I was motivated to reach out to Wholesome Wave to see if I can help in any way from Dallas. I’ve also been thinking seriously about getting (re-)involved in Girls on the Run, an absolutely phenomenal organization that I was honored to be a coach of for three seasons in Chicago. It’s not possible for me to do after-school volunteering when I’m out of town 4 days per week, but I am sure I can find some way to get involved again in the near future. On a more immediate scale, I’m going to be as patient and kind as I can today – I love reminding myself of this on Mondays, as we could all use an extra smile from a stranger at the beginning of the week, right? (picture source)
So tell me in the comments … what can you do today to help enable a change you’d like to see in the world?