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This week's series is a little different from our normal Personal Carbon Reduction stuff. In light of living in interesting and often disturbing times, I decided to focus on our society's emotional climate. It's hard to watch the news or listen to co-worker conversations or log into your favorite form of social media without getting depressed. Rather than whimpering in a corner and hoping it'll go away, I thought it'd be more fun to become an everyday warrior and battle it. Today's episode deals with ways to share.
This looks interesting
Scenario 1: De-Clutter
Go home and check out all of your stuff. And really look at it. (Many of us no longer see the stuff that surrounds us.) Look with a specific thought - is there something there that you no longer use or appreciate, and do you know someone who would? Could it help someone get to a better place?
Find it here
Scenario 2: Surprise!
What unexpected thing can you do for someone around you? Who around you is down or hurting or struggling? What simple gesture can offer that person hope or relief or thankful surprise? What skill or talent do you have that can bless someone else? What resource do you have access to that they do not?
Here you go, SG!
Scenario 3: Time
I get it - you're busy. We are all busy. We choose busy-ness and then we lament our busy-ness. So, here's a tough question - who around you suffers because of your busy-ness? Whose life could benefit from a small amount of your time?
Scenario 4: Mirrorizing
Let's turn it around a bit. What could someone do for you to help you through dark times? What would strengthen you, lift you up, and help you carry on? Now, who around you could benefit from the same?
Simplistic? Maybe. Ridiculous? Probably. Unrealistic? Definitely.
May you find your own ways to offer hope and resilience to those around you.
Tomorrow's Topic: Be Quiet
Yesterday's Topic: Appreciate
Monday's Topic: Smile
Three Days Ago (Sunday): Intro