Sunday, January 18, 2009

15 Things to Do on MLK Day-- Even if You Have to Work

Is it possible to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday when a full day of work is on your agenda? Even if it's a regular workday, there are meaningful activities that we can add to our to-do agenda, including self-improvement, random acts of kindness, volunteer work or private reflection. Here are a few ideas:

1. Read or watch MLK speeches: Video results for Martin Luther King speeches

2. Donate time or supplies to an area school or after-school program

4. Talk to a child about Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a great piece: Martin Luther King - Biography

6. Learn about MLK's life or read a bio about another famous person. Check out or MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BIOGRAPHY, Barack Obama

7. Make a list of 10 areas of self-improvement. Create a long-term plan based on that list.

8. Make one small change based on your self-improvement list.

9. Commit an act of random kindness. Check out: The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

10. Call or write someone from whom you have been estranged. How to Fix a Broken Friendship

11. Write. Write a letter to a friend. How to write a great letter Write a letter to yourself. Lesson/Activity: Write a Letter to Yourself Open Planner

12. Buy a blank notebook and start a journal.

13. Go for a long walk.

14. Write your own prayers.

15. Buy note cards and write three thank you notes dated on MLK day: How to write a thank you note.


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1 comment:

Teddi14 said...

Nice list thanks for sharing on Twitter. :-)