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Ten Ways to Imagine a Better Life

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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 just a chance to grow a soul.” Take a minute to incorporate service into your life this week, and "grow a soul."

Ten Ways to Imagine a Better Life

  1. Imagine a child in India not contracting leprosy, though their parents and family before them have had the disease for generations, and gaining vital skills because you contributed $30 to Rising Star Outreach. (link to Becky Douglas MMAD post).
  2. Imagine a mom in Papua New Guinea not dieing in childbirth because you helped provide a $10 clean birth kit.
  3. Imagine the feeling your son or daughter might get after reading a really good book because you started a kids' book club.
  4. Imagine being the person that comes up with the idea that solves a social problem here or in another country, just by playing the Evoke app.
  5. Imagine the amazing feeling your daughters would get if they were able to host a pajama party that benefited other children in need.
  6. Imagine a mom in Africa not having blisters and dirty feet because you made or donated a pair of shoes to Sole Hope.
  7. Imagine a baby you help save by becoming a member of One.org, which helps provide mosquito nets to hospitals. That baby may grow up to be someone who unites and uplifts the whole African continent.
  8. Imagine an orphaned child in Romania finally feeling like someone cares about them because you participated in a golf tournament to help raise money to facilitate their placement in a foster home through Bridge of Love Romania.
  9. Imagine the relief an American man being treated for cancer feels when he has paid the rent he would otherwise not be able to afford because you bought a glassybaby votive.
  10. Imagine the positive vibe generated when a teenage girl decides to make comments that uplift others, instead of being mean because of the training she received through Ivy Girl Academy.

 

How Will You Give to Others This Week?

  • Have you ever done any of these things? How did it go?
  • What other acts of service have inspired you?
  • How have others given to you this week and what difference has that made in your life?

How Else Can You Make a Difference This Season?

  • Commit to do one act of kindness/service based on the week’s challenge.
  • Leave a comment with ideas relating to the week’s challenge as well as your experience(s) performing it.

 

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