By Greg Elwin, Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek Media Relations Coordinator.
The mission of the Kiwanis of Mill Creek is to empower our members to improve our community by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
This starts with kindness. Kindness to each other creates the bond of community, and community helps us all lead safe, happy and fulfilling lives!
Our “Kindness Wall” is intended to bring acts of kindness to the community, but since we are all social distancing, we share our Kindness Wall with you – virtually.
This week's act of kindness!
As we trudge through fall and begin to look winter in the face, we are also getting into the holiday season. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away and the December holidays right around the corner, we continue to struggle with the loneliness and isolation of Covid. So many of us have spent too many months sequestered away from family and friends, and just as we thought we may be making some progress against the pandemic, a new wave is upon us.
When we think about how to best celebrate the holidays with family and friends – while at the same time being cautious and careful with the pandemic – we feel anxiety and stress. Every day, we hear about new cases and hospitalizations. We also hear encouraging news about recoveries and the potential for vaccines and treatments.
But the fact remains, Covid is extremely hard on all of us, and the isolation we feel is not healthy of our souls. Each day of the pandemic adds a drop of corrosion to our souls and we have to do positive things to knock some of that corrosion off – for ourselves and for the ones we love.
Put the politics of masks or no masks aside. Take the next step in the healing from a tough political season and the effects of Covid and put your efforts into healing your soul – and the souls of those around you!
Make a list of things you like about a family member or a friend, then give it to them.
Make this list anywhere and anyway – text it, email it, put it in the mailbox, post it on social media – but make it for your family members and friends. You’ll smile when you do and they’ll smile when they read it, knocking just a bit of Covid and political corrosion off all your souls!
The mission of the Kiwanis of Mill Creek is to empower our members to improve our community by making lasting differences in the lives of children. This starts with kindness.
We would love to hear about how you were able to take this simple act of kindness and make a difference! Please share in the reader comments section here and on your social media pages. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kiwanisofmillcreek/.
The Kiwanis of Mill Creek meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 pm.
While we are under Covid-19 restrictions, our meetings are held via Zoom. Once we can again gather, our meetings are held at the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Main Street, Mill Creek WA.
If you are interested in attending a Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.