Jen on 05/21/12
"We are all busy, yes. But we also labor under potent illusions, and isn’t it a wondrous thing that we can help ourselves see through them by lending a hand to someone else?"
I read Getting It All Done by Gareth Cook in the beginning of April and it could not have come at a more perfect time. I was in the midst of planning/executing the Project Peace Speakers Series, The Slave Next Door and was feeling slightly pressed for time. The article cites a study by the Harvard Business School which found that, "doing something for someone else shows us that we can get things done and makes us feel effective and in control."
I highly recommend the article which puts serving others in a different light, but more importantly recommend serving others as a means of making an impact in your community.
Maybe by pairing the two we feel more freedom while bringing it to others.
The Project Peace Day of Peace is June 9th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We will be serving two local public schools, Claremont Middle School and LeConte Elementary.
Register now to give an hour or two to the community you live in.