Monday, January 26, 2015

Making A Difference And #MotivatingMonday Link-Up

How often have we wished that the world was different or even one aspect of it?  But the vastness of the problem makes us want to crawl into a hole, rather than face the perplexity of the issue.  How much, really, can one person accomplish anyway? Especially when we don't have hours, days and months to devote to a certain cause.  That's where we need to stop and re-wire our thinking!  We can make a difference in our own little space.  

If you haven't noticed this phenomenon, try this.  Help someone, really help them, no strings attached.  You will notice that in the process your own world is made better, brighter and fuller!  It's never the same outcome though.  One time you might learn something totally unexpected.  The next time you might gain a friendship never otherwise obtained.  You may even gain fame or fortune.  But remember, that's not the point!  If done with ulterior motive, it doesn't work.  

I started blogging after I decided to create a blog to help some women in my church group keep updated on cultural activities we participated in.  Not everyone could make it every single time, but they could read about it.  I found that I enjoyed doing it and it snowballed from there.  Now my blogging is out of control, according to some in my circles, but it's something I love to do!  I honestly don't believe I would have started blogging if I hadn't wanted to be helpful at that time. (No strings attached!)

A journalist once questioned Mother Teresa of Calcutta about her hopeless task of rescuing the destitute in that city. He said that, statistically speaking, she was accomplishing absolutely nothing. This remarkable little woman shot back that her work was about love, not statistics. Notwithstanding the staggering number beyond her reach, she said she could keep the commandment to love God and her neighbor by serving those within her reach with whatever resources she had. “What we do is nothing but a drop in the ocean,” she would say on another occasion. “But if we didn’t do it, the ocean would be one drop less than what it is! 
Have you noticed a greater abundance after you have helped someone unconditionally?  
 Today is Motivating Monday!  We all need a little motivation!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating posts, tips, pictures and videos!  If I happen to find yours, I'll link it up and let you know!  It's like being featured!  Sometimes I miss some amazing posts.  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Don't be shy--I'm really very supportive!  Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase!  Have a great week!

8 comments:

VaniLLa V said...

I love the thought of helping for the sake of helping gratitude is def the way to go if everyone were like that could u imagine the wealth of happiness def motivated my Monday

mystickitchen said...

Great post..Love the quotes! Thanks for sharing!

CouponGal (Andi) said...

well...they DO say that helping someone else is a great cure for what ails one :D

Marci Lutsky said...

We all need motivation, great quotes!

desitheblonde said...

my motavation is get up and get moving nothing get done with you in bed i get up and do the dogs and t hen i have 9 room hosue to do work

tat2gurlzrock said...

Great post! I love the quotes!

Jennifer Heintz said...

Today is a snow day, no work for me,as I am fortunate enough to have a compassionate employer. That thought alone is enough to inspire me today. I am unable to get out of the driveway, but I am able to pick up the phone and make some long overdue calls. I have made a few, and I am ashamed I waited so long, but at the same time feeling good about it. It's amazing what small acts can do.

Dorothy Teel said...

A little bit of motivation can change a persons entire outlook on the day and life. Sometimes when we are down and just tired and do 't feel like doing something, one person who can tell you you did a great job, or how much you are appreciated opens your eyes to maybe you are worth something and I really love to motivate others,