voluntary hardship

What kind of voluntary hardship do you practice?

Sure, it’s the cold showers, going without sugar/fats/drink alcohol, it’s cooking homemade food (if it’s not your norm), getting off your phone, underdressing for the weather — all the hard shit that’s about YOU.

But what about voluntary hardship for others?

Opening the door for a stranger, smiling to a fellow pedestrian, buying lunch for the guy behind you, calling your mother/father for no particular reason, volunteering for the homeless, listening vs trying to fix it, calling your local congress, recycling (for real), eating less, drinking less, going without anger/judgment/distrust?

Let’s shift the perspective away from ourselves and onto others.
Let’s move our DNA for mankind.
Liza Fernandez

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.