I bring grocery carts back into the store when I arrive and before I leave, or minimally take extra carts back to the cart staging area. Something that may seem so trivial to some makes a big difference to the people who are tasked with collecting the carts left all over by others. I try and make a small difference with things like this to help make life just a little easier for others. I want to do my part.
I choose to engage in projects like the No Evil Project to promote greater understanding among people in the world and to support campaigns that foster respect and understanding between and among human differences. It is our differences that both make us unique AND connected in this world. I want to continue to grow in my understanding of myself and others through open dialogue. As I become more aware of my implicit biases and how they play into my daily interactions with others I aim to be more mindful, welcoming and supportive of my students, friends, family and all fellow human beings.