or rich or famous to make a change and to do good. All you have to be is …you!
The world doesn’t need to know and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. To those whose lives you touch,YOU are the best gift of all.
What do you do? Do you do it well? Do you do it for fun? Is there something about it that you can share with anyone else? Use what you have – as an individual, as a group, or as a company.
It can be simple.
It doesn’t need to be pumpkins and food for everyone – but good on Paris for using what she has to do the most good at The Union Rescue Mission. Extra props for bringing her friends and family.
It doesn’t have to be a world wide awareness campaign woven into a glamorous television show like The Bold and the Beautiful.
It has to be true to you and who you are. This soap opera story is haunting me because of the simple truth shown in a scene on skid row. There is a girl, Dayzee, who literally has nothing but the desire to be kind. She holds babies, hugs friends and shares food with her friends. She doesn’t have money, but she does have the respect and appreciation of those around her – even those who are not helped by her but only see her good works.
I tell you often about my heroes but you don’t need to run a homeless service agency like The Rev. Bales or Natalie Komuro, or travel America like Mark Horvath, or donate your legal services like Andrea Caster- but if you had a calling to make it your daily work – then do it. But if it isn’t your calling – just a small desire to help somehow: do that. Do something small, and then do it over and over again.
You don’t have to live near skid row, or even give your service to the homeless. The key is to make a change and make the world a better place in a way that only you can and in a place near where you live.
Think simple, think fun, and then stop thinking.
Then tell me about it.