Thursday, August 14, 2008
Make A Difference
A comment on my post about volunteering in Honduras caught my eye. (Actually I obsessively read all comments so keep them coming!)
The comment was:
Make a conscious effort to do one unexpected act or favor a week for someone else. Leave a bigger tip than usual for a minimum wage worker. (And please always always tip the maid at a hotel. They are invisible and work harder than anyone.) Help a mom struggling with kids to put her groceries in the car...Let the impatient, hassled person cut ahead of you at the grocery store...Volunteer at the homeless food pantry in your community...log on to Women for Women International and adopt a sister in war ravaged Congo.
I am not trying to sound preachy but opportunities are all around us if we look. And one of the best things you can do for a 3rd world country is travel there and spend your money as a tourist. You also return with an appreciation of how good we really have it.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:51 PM