We are approaching that time again as “the most wonderful time of the year”.
Some people love holidays because they appreciate the comfort of tradition: regalia, reunions, and rituals.
Some people rejoice in the nostalgia of past holidays, where everything is calm and everything is bright, even for a day.
I love the spirit of giving and the way the seasons bring the best to people.
It is a seat given to a person with a lot of bags, a donation given to a person with a head full of worries, or a forgiveness given to a person with a heart full of regrets.
Yes, it’s kind to me to make the holiday magical. Because it reminds me that people are good. It is their warmth, compassion and kindness in the world.
The truth is that it’s always there. People love, give and care every day. We just need to be careful. And when we do, we are generally encouraged to feel better about life and better for the people around us.
That’s why I like Brad Alonson’s books HumanKind: Change the world with one small act at a time, Ranked high on the gift list for this holiday season.
Given the barrage of demoralizing news updates that lobby us every day, it’s easy to be cynical and desperate. However, our inflammatory polarized media emphasizes only part of the big picture. Human race An antidote to the disappointment caused by the news, a light of hope that brightens your outlook and restores your faith in humanity.
With heartwarming stories and practical tips Human race Smile and cry and look at the myriad ways to make a difference in your family and community. And all the author’s royalties are paid to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Therefore, just buying a copy will have some effect.
Brad was urged to write this book after supporting his wife through leukemia. The silver lining of the tragedy is to see how many people we care about, and this also applies to Alonson. Friends, family and colleagues all appeared and helped as much as possible.
Brad’s experience is not unique. Human race I will clarify. This book is a treasure trove of real-life, soothing stories that show how small acts can make a big difference when done lovingly. And finding both joy and meaning through simple and kind acts that have a positive impact is packed with ideas.
Like Nick Bayer, who hired a homeless teenager Dante Wilson at a Philadelphia cafe and urged him to teach young people from a difficult background, he said he gave others a chance when they went down. Please try to imagine.
Visualize the world where all of us, who once knew only darkness, created light, like the 6-year-old Gabriel Alijarian, who urged thousands of people to act kindly on November 3rd. pleaserd, Anniversary of his leukemia diagnosis.
If more people, like Heidi Berkman, an event planner who started the Bloom project to give the rest of the flowers to the hospice people and their loved ones, aim to brighten the day of others, it’s How will it affect all of us?
These everyday heroes from Human race What they all have in common is the simple decision to do what they can to make someone else’s life better.
That’s what we all can do — start with ourselves. Reading one story every day during your morning or nightly routine will ensure that you start or end your day full of encouragement and optimism.
Then it is highly recommended to get a copy of and start your own chain of hopes. Human race For friends who may be prompted to do the same.
Just as you don’t have to wait for the New Year to start new habits or make positive changes, you don’t have to wait for the holidays to spread a bit of goodwill. We are always the “change” we want to see and can be a reason someone believes people are good.
And the beauty is that compassion is contagious. Like the good news, spreading tenderness like a wildfire requires just one small spark.
** If you’re looking for a personalized holiday gift, Brad will send you a free bookplate (a sticker on the book) signed by the author with a message to your loved ones. Click here for details!