I was out on vacation for a week but that did not stop my Tivo from recording my oh so loved Martha Stewart shows. Nope. In fact, yesterday I saw one of the shows called The Giving Show and I just absolutely loved it. I have always loved watching these kinds of shows. I have seen so many of them on Oprah, people that have created something and somehow by the grace of God it has turned out to be something huge and I have ALWAYS dreamt of doing something similar.
Like the little girl that collecting pennies have been able to donate over a million dollars. Like the pj's charity, like the lady that gave $100 every single day for a year to different charities (how awesome is that?!!), I just simply adore those types of people that proof that you can do anything if you have the desire and heart to do it.
But, I have the desire to do it and I think I have the heart too. Why haven't I done something like this?? What is stopping me? Or what am I letting get in the way? I have thought so much since I saw the show about what is keeping me from doing something big.
I mean, I have given the basket (if you have read my other blog then you know), I helped with Katrina, Haiti, I've gone on a Christmas shopping spree for 2 kids of a struggling mom, have made food for the less fortunate, have helped with school supplies for kids, and I am an adopted mom of a boy in Honduras, etc.. but I really want to do this on a regular basis not just during the the last months of the year. I want to go full force with this.
God knows that in no way shape or form I am trying to tell you what I have done or not done to help others to get ANY type of praise, ALL praises should go to God, I am just trying to get some ideas so if you have any PLEASE let me know. I would also love for lots of you to join me and maybe we can do something really HUGE together.
For now I have a little idea that I *know* everyone would love. It has to do with cookies and our awesome troops.
All I know is that I am going to ask God for guidance so that I dont lose focus, so that I do not let the everyday get in the way of what I have been wanting to do for years. Especially Cristian's school, that absorbs life out of me. So I need to pray a lot.
We have been so blessed and God has giving us so much that it feels like a must to me to do something more. So if you have any ideas please let me know. If you would like to write to me in details then email me.
I hope that everyone that reads this gets motivated to do something good, little or big on 2011.
For now you can check out-- toms.com buy a pair of shoes for you (your kids or a friend) and they'll give a pair to a child. Loved this one.
And if you want a legit site check out charitynavigator.org