"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Simple Kindness at the Grocery Store

We spent most of today resting at the house, playing games, reading and lounging. Still, a trip to the grocery store lent plenty of fodder for acting charitably.

The project:
Grocery store kindnesses: handing my cart to someone else before getting my own, allowing someone with only two items go ahead of my lightly-laden cart, using my own bags


Why bother?
These are simple ways to spread goodwill.

Worth it?
Absolutely. It's amazing what a simple smile or lending a tiny bit of help can do for someone's day.

In other news: January 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Since 1994, the nation has recognized this day as a day of contributing to the community. This year, come up with your own service project, organize friends or a club, or check out USAService.org for events already scheduled in your area.

1 comment:

  1. Jenni,
    Thanks for sharing! We're planning on participating on MLK day for the "Day
    of Service" which is being coordinated under Obama's community organizing

    People helping people....that's what it's all about! :)

    currently in Reno, NV
    on the road -- full time -- living in our groovy bus conversion
    January 15, 2009 11:19 AM


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