Stop worrying about corruption, war, ethnic hatred, crime, and climate change, counsels Debbie Tenzer. Her recommendation— do a nice thing, and do it once a week.
That message has travelled so far and fast, she claims, that, thanks to her, people all over the world are performing acts of kindness on schedule.
Tenzer has written a warm, proselytizing handbook that covers a whole range of things people can do who want to make a genuine but limited commitment of time and money. Her ideas are inexpensive and useful, like sending shaving equipment to homeless shelters; or sitting with a friend recovering from surgery so his wife can run an errand. A few short accounts of kind works given and received are enclosed. By the end, when the author calls “Join us!” readers may well be moved to follow.
High school clubs, service groups, and religious organizations will find this a helpful tool for spreading good will. Addresses are added when necessary.