(This is this first article on ways to practice Soul-cial Living in a series of 4)
“A life lived to serve others is the only life that matters.” Ben Stein
One of the most important aspects of “Soulcial Living” is giving back to the community. I am the youngest of six children. We grew up in a small town just outside of Detroit. My father was the bread-winner and my mother was the bread maker. Both came from humble beginnings and never missed an opportunity to teach us the meaning of “giving back to the community”.
We are all connected. What we do affects everyone and everything on the planet. To live “Soulcially” means we recognize that connection and honor all of life by doing what we can to serve.
Below are 14 ways to “show up” for your community and practice living a more “soul-cially” conscious lifestyle. Over the course of the next six weeks I will include 42 additional ways to practice; 14 more ideas for each article, giving you a total of 56 different practices to incorporate into your life. Some require a little thought, others include a simple gesture.
1.Talk less – listen more
2. Offer to do community service/Volunteer
3. Mentor a child
4. Shovel your neighbor’s snow
5. Offer to show someone your town
6. Pay a toll for the person behind you
7. Donate to charity
9. Start a free book exchange
10. Smile at a stranger
11. Hug someone
12. Call someone long distance
13. Send a card to someone
14. Tell everyone you meet to “make it a great day”
Little things make a big difference, in your life and the life of another. Challenge yourself by printing this out! Practice one each day, make a difference and get ready for the next round.
The love and kindness of one friend can make the difference of a million! TMG