I have to admit that today I’ve been in the doldrums. I’m starting another business which I’ve done successfully, mind you before, but today my thoughts and fears got the worst of me. Obviously when things such as this happen there is only one place to turn…and that is to Oprah. I say this tongue and cheek, as I rarely go on the Oprah site (although I am a dedicated daily viewer), but today I’m glad I did. You see I came across an article that may literally set me free, and you too. If you don’t read anything else all year, you should take time to read Martha Beck’s article called 10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn. I mean, who knew that if all my wishes came true my life wouldn’t be perfect (that I don’t mean sarcastically, not today)? Or, it’s not important to stay happy? I could have saved myself a lot of unnecessary anguish these past 12 hours. The reason why I find this quick read so good is that deep down I believe we all want to do and be something greater than what we are. However, we fail to realize we’re trying to achieve greatness (which is subjective by the way) adhering to cultural deceits, mendacities and myth. So free yourself. Learn the truth. The doors to the prison cell are open we just have to walk out of them.
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What you can do to make a difference-the power of One
Today’s post is not about a great blog, with a funny theme, witty commentary or mouth-watering pictures. Today’s post is simply about how you can make difference in the world. Yes, you. Just you. The power of you. I’ve spent the majority of my life thinking the world’s problems are far too great for little old me. I told myself I haven’t enough money or any great ideas. As I have matured I’ve discovered I have more than enough money to give, and great ideas that have not been acted upon. And that I, like you…are the “they” we always mention when we say “They should do something about that.” So here’s a small list of organizations that could use your time, talents, and money. Remember most of the world is not like the U.S. $20+ a month or a $65 micoloan can change a woman and her family’s life. I’ve put my money where my mouth is. Now I’m trying to put my talents there also. Won’t you? One man had an idea and a vision which gathered momentum, and now we mourn the loss of victims of the Holocaust to this day. Just think what You, one Good person can contribute to the world.
Before contributing your time, money, and/or talents to any of these or other charities please do your due diligence and research the organization first so your experience is a good one. Please if you have a blog…I humbly request that you make a post like this one (or reference to this one if you would like) to spread the word. All together we can make a tremendous difference.