- You'll know what's going on with the people around you and be able to act accordingly. "Did you have a tough day at school today, honey?"
- You'll know what's going on in your community and find ways to get involved. I've found an organization called Urban Ecology Center that helps restore and maintain neglected parks in underserved areas of Milwaukee. I've signed up for Park Ranger duty (i.e. picking up trash).
- You'll know what's going on in the world and may be compelled to help. Have you noticed how many people in the world are starving? Over 1 billion... That's 1/6 of the population.
- You'll be a healthier person. "Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness." (Richard Carlson)
- You'll enjoy life more!
We live in a beautiful world. Yes, it's a little messed up, but it is beautiful. Slow down and enjoy the small pieces of beauty that are all around you: A child dancing to the music, a blooming tree, fresh strawberries, a flowing river, a warm smile, a cup of Chai tea, a good book. The list goes on.
Slow down and make the world a better place!
NOTE: Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts at stock.xchng.