For my Honors 102 class at Fresno State, I have been challenged to improve the world through 10 small acts. Here is what I have pledged to do before the semester is over.
[What I wrote last night]: For me, donating blood is a relatively easy way to make a difference. I'm not afraid of needles and I should meet the general requirements...which are: Donors must be 17 years or older, weigh at least 110 lbs., and be in good general health. Be sure to drink plenty of … Continue reading Small Kindness #6: Donate Blood: Read this before you get a piercing!
For my ninth small kindness, I left a slot open just in case any opportunity to take action arose. And it did! I was walking to the library after class and saw the Hunger U tent set up. This organization is working to spread awareness on college campuses across the US. I took a quiz, … Continue reading Small Kindness #9: YOU CAN DO THIS TOO
The Marjaree Mason Center offers support to victims of domestic violence in Fresno. Another student in my class who works with the center handed out small bookmarks with wish-list items that they needed the most. Some of the items included things I would not have thought of, including bed linens, towels, toilet paper, and gas cards. … Continue reading Small Kindness #1: Gather items to donate to the Marjaree Mason center.
Small kindness #10 was left blank so that if something came up during the semester, I could add it to my list. Someone else in my class had booked a room on campus so that he could show the documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. This is also related to another small kindness that I had planned … Continue reading Small Kindness #10: Attend a screening of Cowspiracy
Bring healthy food or snacks to work to share with everyone. Usually the counter at the library where I work has lots of snacks, which is great! But usually it's things like donuts, or cookies, or unhealthy things. So my small kindness #8 was to bring some healthy snacks. It was actually hard to find … Continue reading Small Kindness #8: Bring food to work
Since I have just returned from a year abroad (in Spain and England), I met with a prospective study abroad student to help inform her about the process and answer any questions she might have about my personal experience. One thing about study abroad--the experience is more than the semester or year that you spend … Continue reading Small Kindness #7: Sharing My Study Abroad Experience