Isn’t that what they say the “Universe” is about? Right! You get what you give! Karma.
Everyone has a cause their passionate about. Something that is close to home. Child Abuse Awareness, The Children’s Advocacy Center, The National Children’s Alliance Network has always been my cause.
I’m a firm believer that we go through stages in our lives that eventually create our purpose, our legacy. We go through horrible things, accidents, loss, what have you to experience growth from pain. When we grow we become more enriched with value and purpose. Than I think the man upstairs puts you in circumstances to take that growth, NOT FOR YOU but to give that value you gained from it to help another’s journey eventually in some way.
I’m blogging about this today because its National Go Blue Day and today and everyday I bleed blue. It’s my cause, my why besides my family, my journey of giving back to some of the organizations that have heavily made in an impact on my life. When your thankful for something that’s just what you do, pay it forward… for someone else. Not for what’s in it for you, but for the appreciation of the cause, for thanks, for someone else.
So yesterday I was calling businesses in the area to get support for my local Children’s Advocacy Center’s event they have coming up. I volunteer in what ever way I can help with CAC. Playing with the kids, cleaning the shed, helping at events, tie tree bows, sweep the floor, collect donations, cold call, bring the staff cookies, what ever becuase the kids and because those people that work there have enough on their plates with the stories they hold heavy on their hearts they hear. So what ever I can do to help, I at least try. Even cold call.
But I don’t say, well I’ll volunteer if you provide me lunch. Or I’ll volunteer IF this or that. I’ve volunteered before, after, during my titles too. I don’t simply stop because my SPARKLE life doesn’t need its added SPARKLE effect. No, its not about that. I give because of those kids, because of my family, because the people that make the organization, because I want to pay it forward, because there is no amount I could ever give that could that could balance to what some of these organizations have done for me and mine. For me it’s about filling my cup by giving thanks.
Now I know CAC, or CASA, or CAN, or ICAN, or Boys and Girls Clubs, or whatever organization that I care for doesn’t mean someone else has too or cares too. But yesterday one persons response caught me a little off guard. It hinted to response well, whats in it for me?” So it made me think a little to me on why I give, why most poeple give, everyone has their reasons.
As a business owner I completely understand that you can’t give to all, I also understand the weight of Uncle Sam and that a 501 receipt helps, it could be not good timing, there is a million reasons that it may not be a fit for support at the moment. BUT It made me think of several things about why I give, and it made me also think of the one person without even explaining was like” Yes, Sure! Just send me some info! So quick to say ye, no questions, was that person on the other line, so passionate maybe for some of the same passions as myself, or maybe their just nice, or maybe they just won the lottery and cost is irrelevant, or maybe their just having an awesome day! But its like I could hear their smile and open heart, and what ever their reason… it made me think I wanna be more like that Dude!
I bet the universe loves the heck out of that dude! 🙂 That last call actually raised my spirits too for the rest of the day. It wasn’t even for me, they weren’t giving me the money lol. But I just thought how incredibly awesome that was and wanted to share too because “The Mr. It’s About Me” didn’t make half the ounce of impression that “Mr Happy Give it All” did. Something to think about right. That was just in 5 seconds to little old me, can you imagine the universe’s impression. Yea.
So What’s your why? Other than your family and faith, what is something important to you that you can help make a difference in? Or maybe we can try and be like that dude. Nothing to gain, not about him, just the yes dude that can make someone else’s day for not even them. After all the Universe it watching right? ;)-
April is Child Abuse Awareness if your feeling like you won the lottery in way think of your local CAC or Children’s Advocacy Network 😉
Happy GO BLUE Day Mom Queens and HAPPY FRI-YAY!