A man regarded as arguably the smartest person to ever live once said, “Our task must be to free ourselves, by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” Who said it? Albert Einstein, of course! Einstein’s uncanny wisdom made him one of the world’s greatest thinkers. His work in physics and mathematics led to many great theoretical advances. But for a man who dabbled in such complicated matters, he strongly believed that a “simple and unassuming life” was good for everyone.
To live simply, you must not become complacent with insignificant things. Look at the big picture, “widen your circle of compassion” and become a part of something bigger. Shift your focus from “what’s in it for me” to “how can I get involved?”
Feeling inspired yet? Great! Because KIB has something they want YOU to be a part of. The October Great Indy Cleanup has arrived – neighborhoods are invited to join this citywide effort any weekend in October to combat litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets, alleys, green spaces and waterways. The Great Indy Cleanup program runs every weekend from April through October, providing dumpsters, trash bags and gloves to community groups who get involved.
KIB will be sprucing up the Washington Park Neighborhood by the State Fairgrounds with 75 awesome volunteers on Saturday, October 12 [this project is full]. On Saturday, October 19, KIB will be cleaning up Fountain Square and Fletcher Park Neighborhoods with the help of staff and volunteers. Rally your friends, coworkers or neighbors and sign up for this awesome project at www.kibi.org/volunteer_project_calendar.
I’ll leave you with this: “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” — another simple, yet inspiring quote from Mr. Einstein.