For many people, May 1st is a day of prayer. For a growing number of others, it is a day of reason. Sometimes it seems that no two groups of people are further apart than these. But no matter our preference for prayer or reason on May 1st, we can agree that action is needed to make our world a better place. The Week of Action (April 24-29) is designed to bring people together to celebrate our ability to make a difference in the here and now.
I plan to engage in small acts of kindness for the next six days. I was inspired by a book, of course. There’s always a book in my plans somewhere. The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz is a feel-good novel about the power of good deeds. Maybe the idea sounds cheesy to you. But to me, it sounds do-able. It might not seem like you’re saving the world when you’re planting flowers in someone’s yard or leaving small gifts for your neighbors, but you are saving little tiny pieces of the world with every action.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of my own personal sense of action. Let’s all choose to act.