by Isabelle Workman
1. Get involved in your local community – whether it is feeding the homeless at a shelter, or reading to the elderly at a retirement home, there are plenty of ways to donate your time to helping those in need.
2. Make a difference by writing a letter – send a handwritten thank you note instead of a text or an email. A handwritten letter makes it extra special.
3. Become an animal welfare advocate – there are rescuers that need help with everything from transporting dogs and cats to safety, serving as a foster, or simply walking, feeding, and caring.
4. Be a better neighbor – offer a helping hand at an upcoming event, mow your neighbor’s lawn next time you mow yours, or host a cookout for your neighbors to get better acquainted.
5. Adopt healthier habits – drink more water, read more often, clean up more often, get more sleep, take 15 – 20 minute breaks several times a day and walk outside.
6. Help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis – 50,000 Americans are living with this progressive, genetic disease that causes lung infections and limits the ability to breathe. Donate and participate in special events to raise money for more research which is the key to the cure.