The Freakonomics podcast is one of my favorites. Using data and research to reveal why people do what they do and why things are broken or misunderstood – it’s like smooth, dark chocolate for my brain.
At the end of each podcast host, Stephen Dubner says, “until next time, take care of yourself, and if you can, someone else too.”
Every time I hear him say these words, I think of all the ways we take care of each other. Yes, to volunteerism and donations, humans also take care of close family and even strangers in a million other ways. Texts to friends to let them know you are thinking of them. Meals when a family is dealing with sickness. Fixing a neighbor’s lawnmower. Shoveling the driveway of an older person. Or even spreading some fun like the folks nationwide who “joined” the Sisterhood of the Traveling Spirits.
What little or big ways can you take care of your members?