PensionmarkMeridien Thanks Clients in Action: Profiles in Kindness
During these challenging times, PensionmarkMeridien wishes to highlight the unsung and outstanding efforts of our valued clients.
Today, we wish to send our gratitude and appreciation to United Way.
The United Way has always been a champion for our community starting with their well-known 211 program. They have identified a need redoubled their efforts during this pandemic. United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. From its jointly established response fund, the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have awarded a total of $5.7 million in grants to 130 local organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response.
To learn more about these programs and to make a donation click here.
How to Respond with Kindness During Challenging Times
During difficult times, how do we act individually and how can we come together as a society?
Practice Empathy: It can be difficult when those affected by hardship are strangers or live far away. But empathy crosses all boundaries, unites us and helps us remember that no matter what happens, none of us must go through it alone.
Listen: How can we be empathetic to the plight of others? Listening is different from hearing. When we listen, we acknowledge the others feelings as valid and we invite them into a conversation to create a more selfless dialogue.
Give Gratitude: Practice gratefulness, show you recognize negative situations, but choose to find joy in the positive instead. When we practice gratitude, we have a kinder outlook on life overall and for the future.
Remember Perspective: Don’t dismiss difficult times but embrace the potential for good after the period has passed. If we remember to stand for kindness, both individually and as a society, we can continue to live better and support those who need our help.
How to Help: See if there’s anything you can do to support your family, your community or complete strangers. Make a simple gesture; call an old friend, donate to a charity, or volunteer your time to make a difference.