Give a Kilo of Kindness
To celebrate the charitable spirit of Ramadan, Mövenpick Hotel JLT is inviting the public to donate non- perishable food for its ‘ Kilo of Kindness’ campaign. The food- raising drive invites members of the public to simply drop off their donations — canned food, like tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables; dry food, like rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powder milk, tea; non- glass packaged food like olive oil, canola oil, honey; baby food; milk formula; infant cereal; clothing; school supplies — at the hotel lobby during Ramadan until June 30. The food will go to Beit Al Kheir Society. The charity supports the elderly, widowers, divorced women, families of prison inmates, people of special needs, orphans, students, as well as other people undergoing hardship.
The number one item on your wish list? That is a tough one. I think I have everything I need, but a beach house somewhere exotic would be nice!
What good deed are you planning for/ think you could do today? I try to do the little things I can, whenever I can. Good gestures can be made every day, whether it’s giving a healthy tip to the car wash guy, finding a stray animal a home or giving someone a hand with their shopping bags. I’m also in the process of planning my next volunteer trip later this year and would eventually like to build an educational facility for underprivileged and abused women and children someday.
What has been the biggest learning point in your life so far? Seeing as I’m turning 30 soon, this year has been full of revelations! In my early 20’ s, I’d set a lot of timelines and expectations for myself — racing to achieve certain things by a certain age that I later realised was not only draining, but unnecessary. This may sound clichéd, but life is a journey and, no matter the deviations, you will always find the path you’re meant to be on. It’s more important to focus on becoming the best version of yourself and finding your higher purpose. I’ve learnt that the rest sort of falls into place.
Your fitness mantra. One of my personal goals this year was to improve my physical tone and body condition, so I hit the gym regularly about 3- 5 days a week, and have seen my body change in less than three months. I alternate between cardio and free weight training, maintaining a high protein diet and reducing my sugar intake. I found the key is to keep challenging yourself — one more rep, one more set at a time. Oh, and squats are a girl’s best friend!
The first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning. My list of things to do… and remembering to cuddle Kasey ( my pug). If not, she makes sure to remind me when she bounds over to my bedside every morning.
become the best version of yourself and find your purpose. the rest sort of falls into place