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In this episode you’ll hear me speak about several ways YOU can get involved to help make the world a better place. The first way is by checking out Idealist. This is a website that you can type in your location, what you’d like to do to help out (volunteer, work, internship, etc.), and the website gives you a list of ways you can get involved! How cool is that?
Most folks, at least in the United States, have heard of Craigslist to buy things, but you can also find opportunities to volunteer in YOUR community at Craigslist.
It’s MOVEMBER ladies and gentleman. Haven’t you heard? Everyone is bustin’ out their goofy photos on social media and now you can help by checking out what this is all about. My brother, Adrian Trumbo, is rockin’ his ‘stache to raise money and awareness to men’s health. Join or support his team, LOS MOS LOCOS today!
I also reference to a wonderful website called Dosomething.org where you can be inspired and get involved in various ways. Just click the link and find out just how you can do just that.
If you would like to financially help with the relief efforts with the recent typhoon tragedy in the Philippines you can read this blog by Huffington Post that outlines the many organizations that are helping the disaster relief efforts.
Oprah talks about “The Secret” in this Youtube video:
I want these Friday shows to be YOUR show…..the fans, the listeners. Are you out there? My goal is that you will email me stories and examples of people who do generous things, so I can share those on the Friday episodes! People don’t always get credit for the wonderful things they do, so I want to give them “props” on Fridays.
One of the first things I spoke about in this show was the John Steward Fundraiser at the Silver Creek Lanes Bowling Alley in Silverton, Oregon. If you like bowling or want to donate things they can raffle off, contact Troy Shepard who created the “event” on Facebook.
When I talked about my friend Michelle’s family and what they do to raise money for organizations, we spoke about the Liberty House. If you click here you can learn more about what the Liberty House does in Salem, Oregon. We specifically talked about how they get together and play Minute To Win It games.
I mentioned gift cards you can give that can be spent on a charity of your choice. TisBest is the name of that company.
Lastly, I want to remind everyone again to THANK A VETERAN.
Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day and each and every Veteran deserves a word of appreciation for their service. I talked about where people can go for FREE FOOD on Veteran’s Day and hope you enjoy and take advantage of those deals.
PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with stories of people you know (or even a story about yourself!) of generosity so I can share those stories on next Fridays show. I continue to have such gratitude and appreciate for all of your support. Thanks for subscribing, and I’d LOVE IT if you would give the show a star rating on iTunes and write a quick review.
The very first thing I MUST say to anyone who is reading this is THANK YOU. Thank you for listening to Generosity Philosophy, supporting this podcast, and your interest in learning about what I call everyday heroes. The stories shared by these wonderful and generous people will inspire and encourage you in many ways. My hope is that more people in this world will trade in an hour or more of watching T.V. (or other activities) for an hour or more of volunteering. Another idea for people to consider is giving up our favorite things for a week or a month such as Starbucks, wine, that new pair of shoes, etc. and instead donate that money to a cause that makes a difference in this world. We all (including myself!) can improve on our generosity and get off our butts here and there to help be the good we all want to see in the world. Plus doing so feels so great! So really it’s a huge win-win.
Episode #1 with Teri Anna & Her Pawsitively Purrrfect Plan for Shelter Animals
You will hear in this podcast episode #1 of Generosity Philosophy about my daughter/niece who is saving money for shelter animals. She shares her reason of why she is doing this, why and how others can help, and her thoughts about being generous. This episode is the definition of “short and sweet.” Teri Anna will hopefully inspire you, as she does me everyday, to want to be a better person and help animals who don’t have a voice.
Here are a few photos of Teri Anna with her pets as well as her hangin’ out in the bed of our truck on a day when we went to the “bottle drop” to return cans and bottles for cash for the shelter animals.
Teri Anna posing with Zeek (left) and Ally (right)
Zeek giving Teri Anna some kisses!
Kiki (top photo) thinks she owns our bed while Roxy (bottom) is usually fond of Teri Anna’s bed.
(Below) Photos of Teri Anna returning some of the donated cans and bottles to the Bottle Drop from the back of our truck.
Good job Teri Anna! Way to go girl!
I sure hope you enjoyed the first episode of Generosity Philosophy. Please do subscribe to the podcast at iTunes if you’d like to continue listening to the many wonderful guests we have coming up in future episodes. Also, feel free to give a star rating! Thanks again to everyone who is supporting this podcast, and more importantly, the people on it who are changing the world for the better.
Well, everybody it’s almost here! I’ve gone from realizing what I was “born to do” to making that dream come true within just two weeks. Insane? Maybe, but that’s the beauty of it.
Generosity Philosophy Podcast is going to be available to listen to on Friday, November 1st, 2013 and I’ll be sure to update you all with how you can download and listen to it! Thanks so much to all of you who have already gone to the Generosity Philosophy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/generosityphilosophy
The goal is to reach 100 likes on Facebook by Friday. Will that goal be met? Just a couple more days to find out….