The girls played in the yard, but their restlessness and whining was gone. I could tell they felt satisfied -- the way you do when you've done something for someone other than yourself -- and they were made more content by the sunshine and crisp, cold air.
If we genuinely want to end war, inequality, and abuse, then we need to end the war within ourselves and cultivate kindness toward all, equally. The enemy within ourselves can become our friend by transforming it into our ally.
Last week after spending three life-changing days at the Clinton Global Initiative , I came away with a profound sense of hope, inspired by all the participants present and by no less than President Clinton himself.
Volunteer service is a way for individuals to create a tangible and visible difference in our communities and in the world. However, there are certain limits to what we can do and the impact that we can have.