Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Create good karma!
I just saw a great feature in "Self" magazine (Aug.'11). It advises that people who volunteer actually live longer, are more focused and less apt to get the "blues"! Create some good karma by volunteering...here are some of their suggestions to get you going:
If you are talented with crafts you can knit hats for chemo patients (check HatsOffForCancer.org) or create greeting cards to send to troops overseas (find instructions at AMillionThanks.org).
Do you like to work with kids? Help low-income high school students (check MindsMatter.org to become a mentor or writing adviser).
Good at tech-related stuff? Teach seniors to email and surf the web (check your local senior or community center)!
Do you like the outdoors? Help build and maintain hiking trails (visit AmericanHiking.org) or aid beach-sweep efforts to salvage shores (check out Surfrider.org).
They offer even more ideas...check out the magazine issue or go to Self.com and "Kreate Karma" :)