Today marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” In his honor, today would be a great time to ask yourself that question. Here are a few ways to celebrate what you can do for others.
Turn your passion into action.
Maybe you love reading, knitting or cooking. Whatever your hobby, there’s a way you can turn that passion into helping another. Think creatively. If you love baseball, consider coaching a little league team this spring.
Ask your friends.
Volunteering is more fun when you are doing it with a group of friends. Join a friend who volunteers on a regular basis and see if it’s a fit for you. Or mobilize a group of friends and agree upon an organization to help out for a few hours. Who knows, this just might turn into a regular event.
All the small things.
You don’t have to rely on an organized group to be helpful. Look for ways to help your neighbors. Cook a nice meal. Scoop the snow off the walk. Little things can make a big difference. Martin Luther King Jr. would appreciate your efforts in building a better community.