My Great Canadian Adventures and Winter Moose visits Montreal books launched on July 7, 2018 (www.CanadianAdventureBooksbyMonica.com), but I thought that I would share the 25-day countdown that I posted on Facebook and Instagram prior to the launch.  I wanted to share the ‘simple things’ that inspire me or make me happy.  In “this thing called life”, we need to remind ourselves that sometimes the simple things are what keep us going.

5 simple things that make the world a better place

photo of canyon
This is a photo taken by myself at Johnston Canyon, in Banff National Park, Alberta

There’s nothing like overlooking a canyon and hearing the sound of rushing water, to awaken the senses – Monica

Do we have the power to make the world a better place?  You may not believe it, but sometimes simple things can make a big difference in “this thing called life.”

Five simple things to try today

  1. Say hello to a stranger.   
  2. Hold the door open for someone. 
  3. Give up your seat on the subway/train/bus to someone who may need it (such as a pregnant woman – I know I would have appreciated it when I was pregnant, but of course no one offered me a seat).
  4. Give someone in need a hand.
  5. Give your friend or family a friendly pat on the shoulder to let them know you are there for them.