By: Mission Healthy Living
January 18, 2016
Today, on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, we honor Dr. King's legacy by serving others. Yet, we don't have to wait till January to start doing our part. Each and every day, we have the opportunity to help our fellow man.
So today, if you're not signed up for a specific service event, but still want to do your part, here are a few ideas to help you along the way:
Find an org: Whether it be the American Red Cross, a local food bank, homeless shelter, etc., sign up to volunteer for an organization on a consistent basis. Helping hands and resources are always in need year-round not just on days like today. Find an organization that you're passionate about and volunteer your time to help keep it and the people it serves thriving. For opportunities here in Pottstown, learn more about Pottstown CARES and find where to volunteer locally.
Gestures matter: Big or small, acts of kindness throughout daily life can make a big difference. It may not seem like it, but simply smiling at someone you pass by on the sidewalk, holding the door open for the person behind you, or helping a senior citizen carry in their groceries can change someone's outlook on the day and maybe even life. You never know what a good deed will do, but do it anyway. Not for recongition, but because you want to help another.