Join the Clear a Path Project
Abraham Lincoln spent his whole life clearing a path for others.
As a boy he helped his father clear a trail through the woods.
As a young attorney he guided farmers, businessmen, and inventors through the courts.
As President of the United States, he passed laws that made life easier for all Americans.
On my bulletin board I have a slip of paper with this quote: "Every kind word makes me stronger, Every kind deed sets me free." I don't know who said it, but I believe that even the smallest act of kindness can clear a path to a more peaceful world.
To celebrate the book-birthday of Lincoln Clears a Path (available January 19th) I've created the Clear a Path Project for adults and children. Join me and others as we find creative ways to help friends, family, neighbors and anyone in need.
Share your ideas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #clearapathproject.
Not sure how to get started? Here are a few suggestions:
- Hold the door open for someone
- Shovel a neighbor's walkway
- Pay for someone's latte, or someone's lunch in the school cafeteria
- Introduce yourself to a new student in school, or a new neighbor on the block
- Create a care package for someone who is sick.
- Do someone else's chores (as well as your own)
- Walk a neighbor's dog
- Help with someone's homework
- Donate to a charity
- Cook a meal for someone in need
- Phone an elderly neighbor
- Donate to a food pantry
- Build a lending library or food pantry in your front yard
- Build a birdhouse or bird feeder (birds need help too)
- Organize a fundraiser for a worthy cause
- Brighten someone's day with something you made
- Volunteer at a pet shelter
- AND Don't forget to thank those who cleared a path for you