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Make The World A Better Place in 10 Easy Steps
Ten simple ways to make a huge world of difference!
The year is almost over... have you made your new year's resolutions yet? How about taking a step further by promising to do things that will not only make you a better person but will also make the world a better place to live in. It's time we give some love back to the planet that has cradled us since the day we were born.
Below you will find a list of ten simple actions that take minimal effort to do but will definitely leave a huge impact. The idea behind this is that if many of us act towards a common goal, we can do a world of good.
Do you want to know how we can change the world for the better? Please read on.
Change the World for Ten Bucks - The book that changed my life and inspired me to make this list.
One of my best friends gave me the original UK edition of a book called some Christmases ago and it hasn't left my side ever since (I keep it on my bedside for easy access). The book is published by Change the World for a FiverWe Are What We Do, a movement that aims to inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world.
It lists 50 small actions that can make the world a better place and make you feel good at the same time. Some of the items I've listed below are from this amazing book and it has inspired me to come up with more actions that can help make a difference too.
At last, here's the U.S. edition. Change the World for Ten Bucks delights and engages at every turn. It includes a postcard to send to someone who inspires you, two pages stuck together (don't throw your gum in the street!), tear-out tabs to make introductions to the neighbors, and dozens of other creative prompts for positive change.
Cars use up a lot of precious fuel and energy and not only do they pollute our air, too many cars on the road will cause traffic and not to mention, accidents. The result, very many upset and angry people. Not a healthy way to live. Green cars are helping solve the fuel & pollution problem but they still don't solve traffic. Walking, hiking, biking and taking public transportation will greatly reduce this problem and what's more, you will become healthier and fitter too. What's not to like about that?
4. Make it a habit to smile more often, - because you're never fully dressed without a smile.
What's Great About A Smile?
Smiles Can Fly...Give it a Try!
A smile is a curve
that sets everything straight.
It costs nothing, but is worth much.
It enriches whoever receives it,
without impoverishing the one who gives it.
It lingers for just a moment,
but its effects can last for a lifetime.
Listen to "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" from the musical Annie
Spending time with children and/or older people will expand your mind and open it up to a universe of thoughts you've never even pondered about before. Looking at the world from a broader perspective makes you a better and well-rounded person. How do you think I would've known about all those indie rock tunes I've been writing about if I didn't spend a lot of time with my nephew? Or those classic musicals if I didn't watch them with my grandma when I was a child? Sharing knowledge and insights between generations allow us to become more aware of how things work on this planet.
This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship?
6. Support local products as much as possible, - and promote tourism to where you live.
Buying local products and supporting industry in your homebase reduces environmental impact, puts your taxes to good use, ensures a better economy and encourages local prosperity. On that note, may I invite you to visit our beautiful country, The Philippines sometime? It's home to amazing and world-renowned beaches, coral waters, and exotic, historical sceneries. Please visit the websites below for more information on our country.
(photo source: Palawan.net)
- WOW Philippines Homepage
Mabuhay! Welcome to the official tourist information Web site of the Philippines. W.O.W. Philippines is the flagship tourism program of the Philippine government through the Philippine Department of Tourism.
- Philippine Holiday | Tour Philippines | Scuba Diving Snorkeling | Destination Philippines | Hotels M
Make Destination Philippines your next Philippine Holiday, if you wish to Tour Philippines, visit our unrivalled selection of Tours, Hotels Manila Philippines and our Scuba Diving Snorkeling packages.
There's nothing like receiving a sincere, heartfelt letter from someone thanking you for inspiring them to become a better person so just imagine what the recipients will feel when they read it. You not only made their day, you also encouraged them to continue inspiring others like you.
A hug is one of the best therapies ever. It is positive energy and validation transmitted in its simplest form and is such a simple, effortless gesture that can convey so much more than a million words. Have you heard of the Free Hugs campaign? It's the story of Juan Mann whose mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. Indeed the world would be a much better place if it were full of happy, loving people, wouldn't it?
10. Share your knowledge and life experiences with people you've never met,
and feel like a million dollars knowing that you enlightened someone somewhere out there.
Everyone's an expert on something so if you want to be able to share your expertise with others, sign up for a Squidoo account. This enables you to create lenses (pages you can fill with articles, photos, videos, slides, and discussions -- like this page you're reading) that will inform and educate, and at the same time make you some spare cash too. It won't even cost you anything, just a little effort and the desire to spread love and make the world a better place.
We Are What We Do is a movement that aims to inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world and is funded by proceeds from the sale of their products. The guiding principle of We Are What We Do is that small changes multiplied by lots of people = big change.
Visit their site, add your actions and see what others have done to make the world a better place to live in. You may also check out their other books below.
If you want to make the world a better place, - start with the man (or woman) in the mirror.
Michael Jackson and lyricist Siedah Garrett certainly had it right.
All they need is a click -- yes, a click! -- from you each day. Clicking a special designated button automatically generates revenue from a sponsor and that income is then donated to the specified charities listed on the websites. The best part is you can do it from anywhere, as long as you have your laptop or wi-fi enabled gadget with you.
- The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger.
- The Rainforest Site
The Rainforest Site is dedicated to the preservation of rainforests around the world. Your daily click funds the purchase of rainforest land by The Nature Conservancy, The Rainforest Conservation Fund, The World Parks Endowment, and Rainforest2Reef.
- The Breast Cancer Site
Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need - low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited.
- The Child Health Site
The Child Health Site is dedicated to funding simple and very effective preventatives and treatments with the goal of robust child health around the globe.
"We must be the change we want to see in the world." --Mahatma Gandhi
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