December 5, 2018

What one thing can you do?


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“The true spirit of Christmas.” This year, like last year, I’m hosting all donations of clothes boots shoes gloves hats coats clean out your closets people! And (new) socks underwear on my porch at 838 University Ave. Drop if off any time. Please don’t knock, though, Redford will go crazy. From now through December 24, my porch is open for your donations. Last year we did this and filled it three layers deep and donated it to a local crisis shelter for those in need. If you’re in #bouldercolorado, please spread the word and go through your closet and anything at all useful you don’t wear please donate! And if you’d like to buy anything new to donate that’s welcome too. Minimal plastic–please just leave sans bag on my porch. Cardboard boxes are fine.

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1,000 points of light. Howwabout 1?

Many of us, if not most, feel hopeless about the state of the world, fearful for our future. But what if you did one thing? What if I did one thing? What if we all, every one of us who is able, did one thing to be of benefit?

This Holiday season, I am once again hosting a porchdrop—everyone in Boulder who wants to clean out their closets or buy and donate new socks and underwear is welcome to drop their clothes on my front porch. On the 15th, we’ll collect it all and give it to our local crisis center where it’ll reach those most in need.

What one thing can you do? Comment below. Imagine if we all did that one thing. Our world could begin to see the light of real hope, again.



Bonus round:

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julieg500 Dec 7, 2018 7:10pm

Hi Waylon!
I live in Boulder and would like to participate.
Can you let me know where you live? Julie Griffith

Madison Creppell Dec 6, 2018 10:03am

My partner and I always volunteer at Food Banks for the holidays. However, this past Thanksgiving there were so many volunteers that every food bank around us was booked! It was great to hear, and that meant we had to improvise! We cooked all of the chicken and veggies in our fridge and walked around town handing out meals. It was a nice way to still be engaged with our community during the holidays.

Debbie Johnson Dec 5, 2018 9:19am

This year I am challenging myself to refill any shipping box that an online purchase arrives in with items that I am not currently using. The boxes will then be donated to organizations that help people in need.

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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.