A New Form of Charity


With the money collected, I will venture out into the world to commit random acts of kindness. Say someone on the side of the road has a flat tire... I'll give them a ride and get them a new tire! That hungery man on the street corner.... let's buy him a meal and give him a new coat. At the end of each month I will report back to you the results of our charity experiment. Although a dollar isn't much these days, collectively we will be able to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need to be reminded that miracles do happen!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friends in Need

This past weekend I went to a bachelorette party with my friend Monica. Her cousin Nicole is getting married and we used to hang out in high school. I sure needed to get away and I was excited to be part of her moment. I think sometimes we forget why brides choose us for the important moments in their lives. Well her maid of honor sure forgot why she choose her to be that important person. Everyone was really upset and the bride was embarrassed. Since I new a thing or two about party's I took over and i think everyone had a good time. We made the bride smile and that was the most important thing. I was happy to be part of the solution. We all need to remember that we are in other people's lives to share the joy and not make memorable moments unhappy ones. Start by helping those around you and remember what friendship and family means.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sorry and a little Scared

I am sorry to all who suppoert me. I was suppose to go out this weekend but my dog became very ill. I know that sounds like an excuse but her stomach was twisted and she had to have surgery. I am sorry for getting behind on helping others. I feel like I am letting you guys down. I am a little scared to help homeless because every time I have ever tried to give something to a homeless person they yell at me. My husband is going to go with me so I have to wait for him, but he has a hard time freeing his time up.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A New Month

Ok, we just got started and it looks like March was a good month. I have a new idea that goes along with my plan. I am going to visit Friendship Park (a homeless shelter in Sacramento) to see if they might need some new paint or trees. Maybe even some help, which takes just a drive over and no money necessary. I will let everyone know what comes of that.
One more thing, I talked to an old friend last night who I hadn't talked to in years and it was like we were talking every day. I realized that sometimes you run into people when they need it the most. Sometimes you lose touch with people and sometimes things change in their lives like they have kids or they may move to a new town. At the right moment, you run into that person again. I may not have bought her a sleeping bag, or bought her a new tire. What I did was to listen when she needed it most. Sometimes all it takes to effect change is to take the time to treat someone with the love and respect they deserve as a member of the human race.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spreading the Word

I have been talking about this blog lately and people have really responded with enthusiasm about the project. I told a couple of my customers and employees and they said anyone can make a difference. My husband told people at his work and they said that people would not go for it because they wouldn't get anything out of it. I think helping others is what you get out of it. Knowing that your dollor went to a sleeping bag instead a bottle of booze. You also gave a dolloar to help someone in need of a place to stay for the night, clothes for their kids back, or food in their stomachs.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Fresh Idea

I finally got to the point today where I felt that my life had no purpose. I have a definite urge to help others, but never really had a plan as to how to accomplish this. I have bills to pay and work seems to exists only to get us from point "A" to point "B" and does not leave me with any type of warm feeling. I am working for a big company whose only focus is on making money. I wish there was a way to better use my time. Helping those in need has always been a passion of mine, and today I finally decided to do something about it. My husband, Jesse, suggested a unique charity experiment as something that would help me feel more satisfaction by fulfilling my full potential. Starting with my friends and family members, I will collect a dollar from everyone and at the end of the month, I will use the money to provide help to someone who desperately needs it. Instead of trying to do the same boring thing every month, I hope to be able to mix it up and find different circumstances in which to help out.