Give a Kilo of Kind­ness

WKND - - What's Hot - 24 june 2016

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

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