Reading Room Project
Room To Read was founded by John Wood. He and his team believe that world change starts with educated children. They envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and government, Room to Read develops literacy skills in children and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Crystal has been supporting Room To Read for over 15 years, through the building of schools, libraries, and in providing scholarships for students to attend school.
Please join her in supporting children’s education for they are the leaders of tomorrow!
Imagine The Ripple Effect
Back in 1982, a visionary named Ann Herbert penned a very special phrase: “Practice random kindness & senseless acts of beauty.” From this moment, a subtle movement started, the world began to practice random acts of kindness, people began to “pay it forward”, and a ripple effect was created that continues to this day!
Sharing a simple smile, helping a friend, or offering a random act of kindness to a stranger can and does make a difference in the world!
You create a ripple effect by sharing the best you have to offer within yourself – your gifts and talents – with those around you. When you offer gestures of kindness to others or when you make someone’s day brighter because of your presence, you create that ripple effect.
Imagine how far the ripple effect that you have created has reached. Imagine the difference you will continue to make in the world as you intentionally create a ripple effect in the lives of those around you.
Check out the Inspiration Corner to receive a digital copy of 101 Ideas To Create A Ripple Effect and the store to purchase your own deck of 52 ripple cards to give to others while sharing your random acts of kindness with them.
The cards will inspire others to keep the ripple effect going as they share their own random acts of kindness with others.
Ready to get started?
The Ripple Effect Movement
The Ripple Effect Movement can happen in 4 easy steps. It is possible to change someone’s life… including your own.
- Gather a bunch of your friends
- Save your coffee money for a week
- Find a worthy recipient: a deserving person who would greatly benefit from your generosity
- Get a little creative, pool your money together, see what your worthy recipient needs, and make their day! Surprise them with your thoughtful gestures, support, and influence. This will be a day they will remember forever! Then, it’s their turn. Encourage them to pay it forward in their own life when they are able.
Feeling inspired by a YouTube video that we stumbled upon, we followed the steps above and created our own ripple effect movement for a very worthy recipient.
Now it’s your turn! Need help? We’re here for you if you’re not sure where to start or exactly how to create your own movement.
From success to significance
In this inspiring TEDx Talk, Crystal shares 4 strategies to create a ripple effect in life, business, and the world. You will also learn about your ultimate purpose, innate gifts and talents, and how to make your why bigger to achieve your dreams.
Leading a healthy life is extremely important to bring dreams to life. Making healthy life choices a priority creates a powerful vessel and enables abundant opportunities. With optimum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, everything is possible.
An attitude of gratitude is life changing! Expressing gratitude and being grateful, spreads joy, good karma, and makes the world brighter and better. It creates a more meaningful life in every way. It helps change how we look at things, and therefore, the things we look at change.
With integrity and honesty, anything is possible. Integrity means stepping into a life full of honesty, kindness, thoughtfulness, and genuine authenticity. Owning your words and actions is the foundation of being real and vulnerable.
Creativity is integral to being. If we allow ourselves, we could be continually creating something new that could benefit ourselves and others. It’s in our DNA, an outlet, a form of expression that makes us feel fulfilled. It’s a vehicle for us to share our gifts with the world.
Courage represents being ‘true self’, while being brave and vulnerable at the same time. It is simply about taking a stand and walking the talk. Courage is to live a life with abandon, an open heart, embrace endless opportunities, and stepping into our authentic selves.
Loving, living, and exploring life and the world to its fullest potential. Trying new things outside the norm and going after big dreams. Believing that anything is possible and EVERYTHING is possible. It’s about taking a stand, opening your wings, and shooting for the stars.
Contributing to others is a way to lead and leave the world a better place. Make a difference to those who need it most allows them to tap into their opportunities and become the leaders of tomorrow. Striving to be not only the best in the world, but also the best for the world.
To inspire people to bring their dreams to life.
Change the world by igniting a movement that inspires people to realize their dreams, creating a ripple effect for others to do the same.
As Seen In
The location was gorgeous and we had ample free time to explore the village, head to the beach or hang out at the resort. I loved the balance of yoga, workshops and free time.
I would highly recommend the retreat to give yourself time to pause, reflect and refocus.”