Alright so these past two weeks have been pretty productive, but not as productive as I had hoped. I got a few things done, and I thought of so many more ideas that I am really looking forward to doing, once I get the chance. I have been really busy so I haven't been able to work on my project as much, which makes me realize that I need to start carving more time out of my schedule, before the year is over. This week I was able to write a couple of letters to some relatives and friends I haven't seen in a while, which was a small, but meaningful accomplishment. Also, I have been looking into doing a volunteer project/internship at Beaumont Hospital this summer, which I think would be a really great way to help others easily, especially those who could really use a boost. Hopefully I can get some valuable experience out of this, so that I can continue growing my project throughout the summer and next year.
One last thing I would like to share is actually I story that I found on Twitter the other day. Someone posted this little story and it really reminded me of my project and the positive impact I would love to see myself make upon others. It is a great reminder of how such little things can change a person's life forever. Here is the story:
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Wow it is so crazy that it is already March! I thought I was going to have so much time to do this project but now I realize I really need to step up my game if I want to make the most out of this project by the end of the year. That's why I am glad that I accomplished some stuff these past two weeks like I said I was going to.
So earlier in the year I did a lot of researching about ideas and random acts of kindness, but I just wrote them down, I didn't actually do any of them. Well, I've been doing a lot of planning for some of these ideas and I'm actually going to do them. Okay so one thing I am doing is sort of a longer term thing, but it still fits under the category of a random act of kindness. I have an elderly neighbor who always pays my little brothers to help her water the plants and work in the garden in the spring and summer. She is a very generous and kind lady, and she is always unnecessarily paying them. So I thought I would offer to help her as much as she needed, no payment at all. And plus I think I will be able to help her a little bit better than two little boys who just want the change :) I really think it would be something she would appreciate very much and it would make me really happy to help her out.
Another thing I am going to be doing is a little bit more randomized in the community. Since I still have some hours in before I get my drivers license, I will be driving around Grosse Pointe and Detroit in a lot of different areas. I think it would be cool to just keep some chocolate bars or water bottles, or something in the glove box so that if I see a construction worker, homeless person, or someone who looks like they need something to keep them going, I can hopefully stop and give it to them. I think its good to help others, especially these miscellaneous people in the community who don't get much attention and recognition, but deserve it the most.
I have a few more small things I am going to accomplish these next two weeks but I want to wait to talk about them until they are complete. I feel like this project has been really hard for me to get going on, and even though the year is already halfway over, that shouldn't stop me from going forward with this project and making others happy.