We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.Former U.S. President Barack Obama
Even though I am not perfect and I make mistakes, I hope I am a good enough person to be a hero when I need to be. Also I hope I have enough in me to be there for those in my life who need help. Most importantly I hope I recognize when I spread myself too thin and need to give back to me somehow. For the journey ahead I hope I have what it takes.
I’ve learned that when your tank is empty it’s hard to give anything else. You need to fill your tank now and it’s more than OK to receive. Right now im in a receiving mode with selective giving. Balance in every season of life is a good thing.
I gave at the office today. My first blood donation of 2018 at Blood Assurance. It’s a great thing to do for the world and for others.
Sometimes sacrifice is necessary for the greater good. Giving up some of what you have to make things better for all is a noble gesture. It’s not easy but the rewards are plenty. If one has lots and some have none then why not give to make everyone happy. Doesn’t a win-win situation work better than seeing suffering in the world. What’s in it for us is always better than a self-centered approach. Greed for lack of a better word is so not good, just saying.
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate those who give the gift of life and spread the word about the value of donation.
What we see every day around the world is situations where blood is needed for those in need whether it be for surgery or because they have been in a serious accident and require an emergency transfusion or as we have seen in Orlando the need because of a mass shooting. You never know when you will need blood to save your life or even saving the lives of someone you love. Being a blood donor means saving 3 lives with every donation. If you can donate please consider donating today.
Don’t give to a political candidate in 2016. There are millions of dollars being spent in this campaign and the return on investment isn’t all that good. Just think about all the money being spent in this election cycle that could be put to good use to do the most good. There are alternatives and choices that would benefit people in need. Please consider giving to a college, an orphanage, a place of worship or homeless shelter or shelter for women in crisis. The homeless could use some of that to help get back on their feet as well as a unemployed person.
Maybe the best solution for our problems can lie outside of politics and in direct help to those in need. I think the political machine is too big and perhaps our election cycle is too long and too complicated. Democracy is expensive too. Charity and philanthropy are two ways to impact many people quickly. Think about all this as America goes to the polls.