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Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.

Inspiring thanks he received from one man | Follow micdotcom

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The Balance

He is an activator. Find your lane of productive activism and rock out on it no matter what it is.  As long as it’s a shift for positive changes big and or small. Whether it’s assisting on teaching and spreading the good knowledge on somethings that someone may not have been hipped to.  Or just walking someone across the street helping with groceries. Or just being a considerate neighbor and making sure folks are sincerely alright in general. 

These are actions of Activators which results in action within activism of not just being a good person but doing good shit.  . 

Good things happen everyday in every way. Don’t discount anyone’s Activator Spirit. 

Just another reminder of a volunteer job that is frequently needed but hard to find people to do. I spent a year trying to find a consistent stylist to come cut hair once a month for a few hours for a small youth drop-in center and all I got was one inconsistent person for for months. So if you cut hair professionally, consider donating your time to local shelters or even just set up your own corner barbery.

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Self-Love Sunday: Staying Focused On Priorities

I am notorious for taking on too many projects at the same time. It’s the downfall of having a lot of diverse interests. Whether it’s a creative project that seeks to just create something because I was inspired one day, or it’s a project that’s related to work, then you will find me taking on everything. 

it’s a good and bad problem to have, I think. I’m passionate, so it means that you can count on me to see things through. It also means that I get little sleep and will work at odd hours of the day, every day. 

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