All too often, everyday people feel powerless to affect what is going on in our city, state, or country. Sure, in theory we “let our voice be heard” through voting, but once that’s done many feel that the process is out of our hands. I include myself in that group sometimes. But the truth is that it is not that way; we can still have an impact. Continue reading “Contact a Legislator”
Recently I published this post about actually using your reusable bags and this one about refusing free stuff. But even if we start now, the fact remains: many of us have collected a number of bags we never use.
All of us have valuable skills, but have you considered how you could be using your skills to make a difference?
The author of the article below arguably already makes a difference in her every-day job teaching music, teaching future music teachers, and promoting the arts in general. But she took it one step further and volunteered her skills in a very needy but often-forgotten place.
The article is entitled “Little Band of Dreamers.”
I don’t know what it is about human nature, but most of us have a hard time passing up anything that is free. It doesn’t matter if we will ever actually use it. If it is free we want to have it. You know, because it will be handy. Because it’s cute. Because we might need it in the future.
Sometimes I feel like I’m addicted to bags. Probably related to my affinity for all things storage (that I never use), but I love to collect reusable bags. Something about the possibility it holds is enamoring. Bags, which I stash in the closet, and never see the light of day. This is a problem.
I am not typically one for new year’s resolutions. Something about the spectacular fail rate, I suppose. And my perfectionist tendencies. I know me, and I prefer not to fail at things, thank you very much. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”
Have you ever found yourself fired up for a cause? Or inspired by the true story of an “everyday hero?” Have you ever resolved to do more to fight poverty… or end injustice… or care for the planet… or be a better citizen… or (fill in worthy cause here)? Continue reading “Welcome to Make a Difference Daily”