Helping Hands: A Free Text Service With Daily, Inspirational Messages

Written By: Mark Worster, MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics Student

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of Helping Hands stories authored by School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, trainees, and alumni who stepped up to assist their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I launched a free text service called “Daily Love” last week. For the last 10 years, I’ve had a daily ritual of meditating, reading inspirational books, and journaling. I decided that it was the perfect time to share the readings and insights with everyone in my life. It’s been an amazing experience. People have been replying to tell me how much they enjoy getting these messages first thing in the morning. It’s a great way to start your day!

I pull from many different writings – everything from the Bible to the Bhagavad Gita to present day inspirational books. The messages vary but the intent is the same – bringing us together in a positive way and setting the tone each morning to create the best day ever. Creating this daily ritual has been instrumental in changing my life. Adding the positive messages each and every day has allowed me to cultivate the ability to live in the moment, and that’s extremely powerful!

Every day I send out, via text, an inspirational message. Anyone can join by texting “afalove” to 484848.

Let’s share the LOVE!

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