(Nancy Kaufman) #1

Fill your^ week^

This feel-good holiday proves that it’s pos-
sible to better the world through even the
smallest of tasks. “Microvolunteering”
simply means completing “micro actions”
that ta ke as little as 5 minutes of your time
but have a major impact on others. Visit

MicroVolunteeringDay.com for creative ideas
on how to celebrate. Whether you share posts
of adoptable shelter pets on social media,
play a smartphone game for research or send
a postcard to a patient in a hospital, your
actions are sure to make someone else’s day!

Do a mini good deed!


Spending time in the garden is not only a great way to enjoy nature,
it can help fight off feelings of solitude, according to a survey from
the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the U.K. In their survey,
39 % of people said they head to the garden when they feel lonely.
“Gardening is good for mental health,” says Sue Biggs of the RHS.
“We encourage people to join local social gardening groups, garden
with neighbors or volunteer in gardens,” she notes. “Sharing a pas-
sion for growing plants, texting or posting pictures of plants and
enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine in a beautiful green space are
just some of the ways plants bring people together.”

A woman walks into an empty restaurant. She sits down at the
bar and orders a drink. A few minutes later, she hears someone
whisper, “Psst...I like your shoes.” The woman looks around but
doesn’t see anyone. “Psst...that color looks nice on you.” She
asks the bartender, “Excuse me, but are you speaking to me?”
The bartender rolls his eyes and says, “No, sorry about that. It’s
the peanuts...they’re complimentary.”

Nuts about you

Do you have gift cards to Petco or Amazon.com? If so,
consider sending them to the Search Dog Foundation.
The nonprofit—which trains dogs to rescue humans dur-
ing disasters—will use them to buy training supplies. Mail
cards to Search Dog Foundation, Attention: Rhett Mauck,
6800 Wheeler Canyon Road, Santa Paula, CA, 93060.

Support hero pups!


Add a dose of adorable to your Easter mea l with these cheesy chick s
created by the pros in the Woman’s World test kitchen.
To make Little Chick Cheese Balls: In food processor, mix
11 ⁄ 4 cups of shredded Cheddar, 2 oz. of cream cheese, 2 Tbs. of horse-
radish and 1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard until smooth. Place in bowl;
cover and refrigerate 20 minutes. Coarsely chop^3 ⁄ 4 cup of shredded
Cheddar; spread on wax paper. Shape 1 Tbs. of cheese mixture into a
ball; roll in chopped Cheddar. Place on a Ritz cracker. Decorate using
carrots for beaks and feet and black olives for eyes. Makes 16

Make treats!

Find more joy!




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