Join Repair the World in celebrating the #8Nights of Hanukkah service as we dedicate the Festival of Lights to helping others. Each day we will suggest a service project, donation opportunity, or other way to spread tikkun olam and get involved for the holiday. After all, Hanukkah is a holiday of miracles – why not make some? Tonight: spread some GOOD.
Let’s be honest: there’s nothing quite like watching a good, cute kitten video. On the one hand, those kitties are insanely, awwwww-inducingly adorable. But more importantly, these videos appeal because they have a way of taking our minds, however briefly, off of the difficult, and sometimes devastating, news swirling across our news feeds and into our inboxes.
Of course, it seems funny (and maybe a little sad) to think that the world might be so challenging these days that we have to turn to silly distractions to comfort ourselves. But the idea of combating negative energy with positive, soul-filled, GOOD energy is a completely worthwhile endeavor.
On this night of Hanukkah, spend some time giving others the gift of goodness. Share a story you read or a video you saw that made you smile, laugh, cry with joy, or feel inspired. Websites like Upworthy and AJ+ are filled with great examples. Or, if kitten videos are your thing, then there’s that.
Or go a step further and order a subscription for your friend (and don’t forget to get one for yourself!) to a magazine that brings powerful positive stories to your doorstep. Yes! Magazine devotes its entire page real estate to stories that focus on a more just, sustainable, and compassionate future.
Whatever you do, remember that the power of positive energy can be transformative. And there’s no better time than Hanukkah to help transform and bring light to other people’s lives.
Keep your eyes peeled for each service gift idea – and this Hanukkah, let your spirit for volunteering last for eight days and nights!