I’m a big believer in paying rent for living on our planet by volunteering time, energy and moolah.
Here, for your volunteering convenience, are two easy ways you can make a big impact on your planet right now, from the comfort of your comfiest chair:
1. If you’ve been horrified by what’s going on in Darfur as I have, but aren’t sure what to do, here’s one way to learn more about the atrocities and make a difference. Natasha, of Maw Books Blog, has figured out a very bookish way to solicit donations for various groups that aid in the Darfur region.
As Margaret Mead so eloquently said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
2. While you’re in the mood to make a positive impact on the planet, learn how you can help protect our children from on-line predators. You wouldn’t believe what horrors are being circulated on the Internet. What can you do today that might make a big difference? Glad you asked. Help pass the Protect Our Children Act by clicking here. (Our senators go on vacation at the end of the month, so don't delay.)
And for those scribblers who’ve ever had a day like I had yesterday – where the words won’t flow and the only thing I create are mistakes -- click over to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ great blog post, “Finding and Keeping the Love.” Scroll down and you’ll find 14 fab ideas for maintaining joy with your writing.
Sometimes, all it takes to get those words flowing again is one thoughtful gesture. Yesterday, these landed on my doorstep . . .
Thanks, Tina (a.k.a. Agent Extraordinaire). As if you weren’t already one of my favorite people on the planet! The flowers have worked their magic. Today, I wrote twelve pages before lunchtime.
So loyal blog reader, whether you’re giving or receiving, may happy surprises land on YOUR doorstep.