I have friends who spend almost all their spare time helping others. I greatly admire them.
Many if not most of us spend almost no time helping others.
But what if we all spent at least one hour a week trying to make the world a better place? One hour less of watching television, for example, replaced by an hour of community service.
Imagine how many hours that would be and how much good could be done.
There are plenty of little things that folks could do to help make the world a better place. One small thing we’ve been doing is to make lunches once a week to distribute to the homeless and near homeless in our nearby city. We have amazing friends who walk the streets handing them out (something I join in on during the winter). It’s a big help to our friends if someone else makes the lunches. It takes about 1/2 hour to make 30 lunch bags. Factor in a little extra time shopping and it’s still less than an hour a week. This makes a big difference in the lives of some people, shows them some love, and takes very little time. There are countless other ways an hour a week could be carved out. How about tending a community garden for an hour? Or volunteering at the food bank? Or visiting someone in a nursing home?
Imagine hundreds of millions of people deciding to put in an hour a week. Hundreds of millions of hours per week could produce a lot of good results.
So could just one.