Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Give Big or Go Home!
Yes, it is reality TV...
BUT...the first 2 shows I have watched have brought tears to my eyes and have really got the wheels in my head turning!! For the most part the show is inspirational and makes me want to find ways to give. I really believe that is one of the main purposes we are here on this earth, to build up others, give of ourselves, and touch as many lives as we can for the better. I just can't believe we were put here to go through the daily grind, to work as hard as we can to make the most money we can so that we can have huge houses, expensive cars, and toys galore (though very much fun)...I think those are the things that seem appealing at times and are okay to have...but if we aren't careful -they will be the very things that halt our progression. We are here to work hard so that we can stand our our feet and help others stand on theirs!!
So my purpose wasn't to write a blog and start preaching....but I just wanted to share the show with you if you haven't had a chance to see it. I watch it on ABC. com while I am eating lunch. It had made me start brainstorming and thinking of ways that I can give...and I really do have a desire to give big!!
I was thinking that even on just our little blog circuit here...we have power. We have amazing women with amazing capabilities and talents. If we all put our heads together we could give big. I know it is hard to think of TIME (a killer sometimes) and many people think they can't do anything...they are too small, too insignificant, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I know that if you aren't also in the spirit...that I am feeling right now...it might just sound like all hype and what not...but find a way to get into the mood! We all have purpose, we all can make a difference.
...so what are your ideas to GIVE BIG???.....here are a few that are on my mind.
*Diaper Relief Center....sounds funny but I was thinking about this a couple of days ago. There are many, many families out there that cannot afford to diaper their babies. Therefore, they wear one diaper all day...which breaks my heart into pieces because you can imagine the discomfort, pain, unsanitary-ness of it. OR...they go without diapers...which means there is pee and poop all over the place. ----so I haven't planned this out but I was thinking it would be nice to have a center or a few places around town that you can stop in and change your baby...no questions asked...just have a little station...get the right size diaper and have at it. Anyone can use it..even just the mom on the go who forgot the diaper bag..that way everyone feels welcome...which mean no one feels uncomfortable or "spot-lighted" for needing to use the diaper relief center! :).....and then along with this mothers could register to get help with diapers in the home...like WIC or Welfare that helps with food...there would be help for diapers. (I know the LDS church helps with diapers...but that is the only place I have heard of. There are resources around the community that help with diapers...but do not have a continuous supply(like diaper banks)...so they run out and rely on toiletry drives to replenish...meaning there is a pause in services available)...so I know the diaper centers is really BIG idea and would take a lot of planning and implementing...but a good start would be collecting diapers...having a diaper drive. I know that I have diapers that are too small just sitting in boxes that could really be used by someone...so that would be a good place to start...if people out their have diapers they are not using...let's bring 'em in!!
Okay...I was going to write down a few more of my ideas...but this is long enough...and I have a zillion....*school supply drive(which I did a few years ago and was pleased with the results), hygiene kits, free haircut day, shopping buddies, post-partum recovery relief, rent relief, free indoor playcenters(like parks...but for cold climates...especially where there is nothing to do...nowhere to go) after school programs, and a million more.
I was wondering if you guys had any ideas? Anything you have been wanting to do that we can all help with? Anyone you know that needs our services? humor me!