1001 Ways to Do Good offers up ideas on how to make someone else smile—and generate good karma at the same time. From waving hello at a passerby to donating your frequent flyer miles to charity, this book will inspire readers to make a difference. It offers over a thousand ways to make the world a better (and nicer) place: Hold a fundraiser for someone in need; Be a pen pal to a soldier far from home; Endow a scholarship at your favorite institute of higher learning; Read books for the blind; Ride your bike across America to fight lung cancer (www.alaw.org); Rescue a kitten from the shelter; Entertain at your local assisted living facility; Plant a tree; Buy a homeless person lunch; Adopt an orphaned refugee child, and more. This book shows readers that kindness is indeed its own reward.
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About the Author
Meera Lester, an internationally published author, has written more than two dozen books, including Sacred Travels, The Everything Law of Attraction, The Secret Power of You, My Pocket Meditations, and Rituals for Life. After spending time in India in her early twenties, she has been a lifelong practitioner of hatha yoga, Dhyan meditation, and Kundalini Maha Yoga.
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1001 WAYS TO DO GOOD Meera Lester Adams Media an F + W Publications Co. ISBN: 1-59869-474-X $9.95 282 Pages Reviewer: Annie Slessman The dedication for 1001 WAYS TO DO GOOD by Meera Lester reads, ¿This book is dedicated to the men and women of all nations, races, cultures, and classes who believe that together we have the power to change the world through our compassion and acts of goodwill toward others.¿ After you read those words your next thought is, ¿Okay, but where do I start?¿ Meera Lester has researched and compiled an impressive listing of ways that you, one person, can make a difference in your family, your neighborhood, your community and the nation as a whole. She provides not only the ways, but also the means to get started with listings of websites and contact information. I felt great after reading this work, sat down, and listed the things that my husband and I are already doing to make the changes in the world we live in. I was delighted to find out we have already been doing a great deal of things listed in this work and a few that are not listed. One of the more interesting ways to help listed in this work includes building your vocabulary by playing a simple game on a website. For every word you get right, the organization donated twenty grains of rice through the UN World Food Program. Alternatively, you might try contributing to a first response backpack. These packs are distributed to soldiers wounded on the battlefield. Lester explains there are no longer MASH units to offer military medical assistance in the arena of combat. No. 186 in the book suggests we not kill a helpful pest such as a honeybee, mosquito eater or a spider. Escort them out the door instead so they can do what comes naturally to them. Well, in theory that sounds good but having a phobia of spiders, I might have a problem with that one! The premise of this work is to work together for the common good of all of us nationwide. That premise is a great one and one that doesn¿t get as much alliance as it deserves. If we all did our part to make the world a better place ¿ guess what, it would be a better place in which to live and raise our children. At $9.95, this book is a good source of information, which can get you started on the road to a better world. Spread the good by buying it for your friends as well.