Here at Touch A Life, our mission is to inspire others to advocate on behalf of trafficked and vulnerable children around the world. Summer is here, so it is the perfect time to find a new source of inspiration! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Read A New Book.
Whether you are scrolling on your Kindle or flipping through paper pages, books are a great way to step into another time and place without leaving your front porch! Whether you choose a biography of a famous world-changer or pick up a copy of Jantsen’s Gift (by Touch A Life co-founder, Pam Cope) you are sure to gain new perspective.
- Make A Friend (Or Ten).
Surrounding yourself with inspiring people is a sure way to boost your own inspiration. Looking for people with similar interests? See if there is a Find Your Mark chapter in your area. If not, contact our staff and we’ll help you start one so you can invite all your new friends!
- Learn A New Craft.
Get creative and start making something! From knitting and screen-printing to calligraphy and photography, learning a new skill can definitely inspire you to make your world more beautiful. Not feeling artsy? It’s okay – you can pick up a necklace or bracelet hand-made with recycled glass Ghanaian beads from the Touch A Life online store.
- Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been.
You could visit a new country, or maybe a just a corner of your hometown that you’ve never explored. Bring a travel journal to take notes about your new surroundings or take a few photos with your phone and tag them on Instagram with #inspiredsummer so @TouchALife can follow your journey!
- Get Educated.
We’re not talking about summer school, so don’t worry. One of the best ways to get inspired is to learn the facts about a specific cause. Grab a friend, research a cause, and then share what you’ve learned! For more info on child slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana, you can start with Touch A Life’s educational resources.