I hope that you all are having a great week so far and are excited about the upcoming weekend! In honor of it, I’ll even let you in on a little secret of mine… Every Friday, I like to dance around my house singing “It’s Friday, Friday, Friday… yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday…” And that’s as far as it goes. It’s not that I actually like that song, nor do I know all the words, but it is a little silly ritual that must be done.
Today I want to talk about something that has been on my heart lately- supporting each other! I think that one of the great things about healthy living bloggers is the sense of community between us and that we all generally seem to support each other. This was shown in spades by the results of The Great Fundraising Act and the $26,432 that was raised!
The fact that so many people wanted to support Susan is truly incredible and inspiring. It got me thinking about all the good that we can do if we work together. I think that too often the world places too much emphasis on bad things going on in the world and not enough about the wonderful efforts that are being done to combat them. This week’s example really got me thinking that if we, a healthy living community could raise this much money, think of all the wonderful other things that we could do? I think we’re all familiar with this quote, but it’s one of my favorites and so, so true:
We can all make a difference and sometimes it is the small things that make the biggest difference of all. Monetarily, there are great organizations like Toms and Project 7 to support that allow you to do good while shopping!
If volunteering is more your style, soup kitchens and homeless shelters are always looking for volunteers! One of my most mind broadening times was when I volunteered at a homeless shelter in LA. I couldn’t believe how many people had become homeless due to the recession and used to hold white collar jobs. They had gone from nice homes and powerful careers to hoping that their holey pair of socks would stay dry in the rain. Talk about a reality check. As much as I love shopping and fashion, I knew that I would much rather these people had clean clothes and a roof over their heads.
But you don’t have to start an organization or give money or even give your time if that’s not realistic. All you have to do is do something. A kind smile or giving your leftovers to the man on the street corner or donating the clothes that just sit in the back of your closet are all things that could mean the world to someone. So let’s get out there and do it, because together we can make a difference!
-What are some causes that you are passionate about?
-What little things could you do to make a difference?
-Did you participate in The Great Fundraising Act?