As many of you know, I have other websites and blogs I maintain. One of the posts on Lorelle on WordPress is attracting a lot of attention and I thought I’d repost it here. It is called 30 Things You Can Do to Change the World in 30 Seconds.
Part of the reason so many people blog is to help change the world. So I’m starting a new competition. The reward? Convincing people to change the world in 30 seconds or less.
I challenge all bloggers to blog about 30 things that can be done to change the world in 30 seconds. Before you freak out, that’s 30 seconds for EACH of the 30 things. 30 for 30.
There is a lot you can do to change the world in 30 seconds. In thirty seconds or less, what are things you can do to make the world a better place through your conscious decisions not automatic behaviors and habits? Here is my list.
1. Smile at a stranger.
2. Hug someone.
3. Pick up a piece of trash and throw it away.
4. Let someone else cut in front in the grocery line.
5. Let a car merge in front of you in traffic.
6. Smell a flower, don’t pick it.
7. Put the shopping cart in a shopping cart receptacle or return it to the store.
8. Pet an animal.
9. Say something nice.
11. Turn up the temperature on the air conditioner and down on the heater by 1-2 degrees (saves electricity and energy).
12. Stop smoking thirty seconds at a time.
13. Purchase rechargeable not disposable batteries.
14. Buy fruit not candy.
15. Use your car blinker.
16. Park your car farther from the store and walk.
17. Choose NOT to park in a handicapped stall even if you are handicapped – leave it for the more handicapped.
18. Take your children to the park not the store.
19. Drop $5 on the sidewalk and walk away fast and don’t look back.
20. Don’t wear perfume or cologne.
21. Wear less makeup.
22. Wave hello to your neighbors.
23. Reuse paper in your printer (print on the back).
24. Give money to pet charities.
25. Turn off the television.
26. Shut up.
27. Tell someone “I love you”.
28. Tell someone you care about them.
29. Look behind you.
30. Tell someone when they have snot hanging out of their nose, their fly unzipped, food on their face, their shirt unbuttoned, or any other thing you wish someone would have said to you.