WEEK 5: SERVE
Why do we always seem to have time for “I” but not for “us”? Time for self-centered binging and not for moments of serving others. For some, it is fear or a recent loss that drives them to hold tightly to what is theirs. The problem is, we are designed to live differently, to be givers and not just takers. To take hold of a weapon of the spirit and look out for our friends and our neighbors.Back to Strong Home
THE SMALLEST ACT OF KINDNESS IS WORTH MORE THEN THE GRANDEST INTENTION.
If we are willing to prioritize the needs of others, to reach for our best things to give, and to carve out time to serve, we will discover the transformational rewards that come only from practicing heroic love. The rewards are great, but the motivation to do nothing can be greater… push through! Be STRONG.
This week, along with your 20-minute fitness goals, open up a can of loving others. You will be transformed— this is how STRONG works.
Week 5: Challenger Speakers
Kevin and Amy Thompson are no strangers to helping the community! Kevin and Amy are bringing you a quick little skit about SERVING. Volunteering and helping your friends and neighbors will look different in every case but simple little things can mean the world to someone. A simple act of kindness can be a life changer!
30 WAYS TO SERVE
1. Buy lunch for someone (Uber Eats)
2. Mow a neighbors lawn (do a good job)
3. Send and a gift certificate to someone who lost their job (Amazon)
4. Help people register to vote
5. Deliver meals (Meals on Wheels)
6. Volunteer (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts)
7. Mentor a youth (Big Brothers/Big Sisters)
8. Fill a box of some good stuff and donate it (Goodwill)
9. Buy school supplies for youth (bring it to you local school)
10. Pray for someone in need (and tell them)
11. Help someone find a job (use your network)
12. Pay for someone’s coffee (Starbucks)
13. Write an inspiring article and share it (LinkedIn)
14. Stop complaining, get involved (Social Justice)
16. Sponsor someone (a YMCA scholarship)
17. Donate Blood (Blood Bank)
18. Do extra stuff around the house (stop being lazy)
19. Encourage five people on the Strong Challenge (Facebook group)
20. Fill a box with food and take it to your local food pantry (do this with your family)
21. Build a house! (Habitat For Humanity)
22. Call a senior, check-in, and ask if they help.
23. Clean a park (bring your our garbage bags)
24. Donate to the SPCA or adopt a dog (or cat)
25. Do a virtual 5k for a good cause
26. Make a wish come true (Make-A-Wish Foundation)
27. Donate cash (be generous—give big)
28. Donate that extra toilet paper you’re hoarding (seriously)
29. Make PPE masks for childcare workers, students, seniors….
30. Say nice things on your zoom meetings this week
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