According to research in Bridges to Literacy by David K. Dickenson, the home environment – specifically the reading material that is readily available – is a stronger predictor of later academic achievement than socioeconomic status. Let’s compare the statistics. Research shows that children from high-income communities have 199.1 books per …
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Last summer, I shared some ideas for doing acts of service involving the word “time.” Some of them were pretty good, I thought, like the suggestion to vote for a community to receive a free fruit orchard through CommunitiesTakeRoot.com, Dreyer’s Fruit Bars, and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. …
We usually talk about bite-size ways to help others based on random verbs each week. Last year about this time, we were talking about simple ways to make a difference by “moving.” One idea I suggested was that you learn how to calculate the food miles… your food has
Learning has a way of changing both the learner and the teacher. There are many ways we can improve both ourselves and the world around us through the learning process. I suggested a few last year. Here are a few more:
10 Bite-Size ways to Improve the World
Last year about this time, I talked about ways to realistically incorporate small acts of service into your day-to-day life…. This year, let me if I may, provide another list along those same lines, but with a twist. These are 10 realities of day-to-day living for other people in
This week, I challenge you to think of 10 simple things you can make to lift others’ spirits. I gave you a few ideas last year. Here are a few more.
10 Simple Things You Can Make to Lift Others’ Spirits
- Make contact with a manager at the next hotel
Last year about this time, I suggested a few ways to help others through dancing, like creating a dance about an issue you feel strongly about, recording it, and posting it on YouTube…, or going to a dance performance and blogging about it. Dancing can be a powerful
Gandhi once said: “Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service… will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.” Little
Your challenge this week is to think about how it feels to have a disability, to empathize with someone who is mentally ill…, or blind, or deaf, etc. Chances are, you know or are related to someone with a disability, or are disabled yourself. It can be very
This week’s Season of Service challenge—to “imagine”—is a little different than the other ones. This time we ask you to just sit back and imagine the affects of what service… you might be able to render for those you serve. A minister named A. Powell Davies once said, “Life is