For many people, the beginning of each New Year is a time to reflect on how to change their lives. Often, people focus on self-improvement. Exercise, healthy diet, staying calm, are often at the top of “the list.” This year, introduce your kids to another resolution – helping others.
As we near the celebration of Martin Luther King’s life, with a Day of Service, take a second and reflect on his words “What are you doing for others?” Millions of people across our nation answer this question by working side by side with their neighbors to help out in their communities. Contact your school, local library, or community center and ask what you and the kids can do to be a part of this day. You can also go to United We Serve for more information on the MLK Day of Service.
By experiencing what it is like to help others your kids might decide to commit to more volunteer work, community service or even a life of public service. Regardless of what they choose to do in the future, a day of service is very rewarding. As parents it’s up to us to provide that opportunity.