Thursday, March 25, 2010

How's That Working For You?

Well, it's already spring. At least, that is what my calendar says. The snow last weekend makes it a little hard to grasp but I know there is life underneath all this wet ground.

So, I am evaluating how 2010 is going so far. I remember that I purposely did not make any grand statements about exercising more or eating less or spending less or blah, blah, blah. I just didn't want to set myself up for defeat and discouragement because my heart just wasn't in it.

However, I did make a sorta-kinda resolution as a comment on someone else's Facebook wall. I meant it. I had good intentions. It wasn't an empty statement.

I even ordered books to read to start me on my journey:

I sincerely want to make a difference. I want to live compassionately. I want to reach out. I want to lift people up.

But I find myself thinking, sometimes, that I can't do anything. I live in rural America. This is small town USA. Where am I going to meet the poor and destitute and desperate and needy?

I need to take a walk.

3 comments:

Emily Kern said...

Here's a small way that I have found to make a difference if you're interested. www.kiva.org and www.buildanest.com, They are micro-loan organizations. You give a little money to a woman who needs a way out of poverty and she starts a business, pays you back and you turn around and give the money to someone else to do the same thing over and over again. With Kiva each person pays the loans back in cash, with Nest the loans are paid back in product that is then sold by the company to create more loan money for more women. You can choose your recipient with Kiva but you can't with Nest, but Nest only supports women. They are both great programs and it takes very little to make a huge difference. Check them out, I think you'll like what you see.

Love ya,
Em

one of nettie's girls said...

Wow. Thanks Emily. I went to kiva.org and checked it out. I am very interested. Thank you so much.

katie said...

You make a difference in peoples lives everyday. You are one of the sweetest, kindest, most positive people I know. (Just thought you should know that):)