January 19, 2009

Food for Thought on Martin Luther King Day

Happy Monday, friends. I hope the weekend treated you kindly.

I thought I'd help you start your day off right with a serving or two of change-inducing inspiration.

First off, head on over to Seth Godin's blog to read his proposition for transforming a national day of service into an everyday kind of mindset. He includes a list of 18 things that can be done to make a difference at little monetary expense.

When you're finished reading, why don't you give this article by Alex Muller of the York Daily Record/Sunday News a once over just in case you're not sure why you should do anything Seth suggested. Muller recently penned "Without a home, 'surviving' the cold: Local homeless centers cope with sub-freezing temperatures."

You may also want to read "Out of the Cold: More homeless seek shelter from frigid air," which was written by Ford Turner of the Patriot-News in Harrisburg.

While you're making an effort to stay warm this winter, please take a moment to think of your neighbors - next door, across the street, over in the city and around the globe. I've been compiling a list of shelters and services for our homeless friends over to the right side of this blog. Check it out (and please let me know what else I can add to it).



Andrew Russell Holets said...

Great links, and very timely for the season and holiday purpose.

Keep up the great work!

Jess said...

Thanks for reading and commenting, Andrew!!! :o)