October 22 is Make a Difference Day. Around America this Saturday people will be gathering to make a difference in their communities, lending a helping hand to everyone. If you don’t have any events near you, you can start one, or you can just decide to do something different at home.
I believe that the needs at home are just as great, if not greater, than those in the community, for the home creates the community. So what can you do to make a difference at home?
-Eat together: take one meal each week to eat together, with no sports practices, homework or other obligations surrounding it.
-Talk: it’s possibly the hardest thing to do, but actually talking, sharing your feelings and thoughts, is an important thing that isn’t done very often.
-Offer help: you may not have all the answers, no one does. But, you can at least offer to help with cutting out projects, learning math terms and reading papers. You can also help by doing the dishes, doing laundry, taking the dog for a walk or just listening.
-Be yourself: the family is always a source of pressure, but if we all tried to be ourselves, and loved each other for who we actually are, sports fans, stay at home dads, or teens with a passion for art, the world would be a happier and better place.
What are you doing to make a difference in the lives of those around you?