This is a follow-up post to the one on September 11, 2009. Thanks to Donna Maria Coles Johnson, of the Indie Beauty Network, for suggesting that I write a follow-up.
Here is the original post – with my notes on what I actually did:
I wrote this on September 11, 2002. I’ll be doing the same thing today. How about you?
I have been wondering what I should be doing today. I don’t feel much like working. Then I read an idea from a Ft. Lauderdale man, who suggested that today be a day of service.
Most of us are familiar with volunteering, but there are so many ways to help others. So for those of you who want to help your country and its inhabitants, here are some ideas:
1. Give a sincere compliment to someone who really needs it – done – this is one of my favorite things
2. Help someone in their job search – yep, had lunch with someone, brainstormed, and gave her a copy of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich – always a good motivator
3. Write a check to a charity – Forgot to do this, so I just donated to Uplifting Athletes, based on a recommendation from Tom Burke, a fellow BC alum, who mentioned that BC footballer Mark Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. You know, donating money to charity is such a high, isn’t it?
4. Adopt an animal – Adopted a greyhound a few months ago
5. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while – Didn’t get to do this on Friday, but did it on Sunday – a good friend from BC who I hadn’t spoken with in years – great to re-connect, Ellen!
6. Donate blood – Drat – didn’t do it – ok – I just put it on my to-do list for this month
7. Volunteer somewhere – or check on volunteer opportunities – Didn’t do this, but I just put in another call to Girl Scouts, where I’m trying to volunteer to be a Troop Leader and haven’t received a call back (hint, hint)
8. Buy a product or service – help our economy – Did this – never seem to have a problem doing this either
9. Support someone’s dream – yep
10. Ask for forgiveness – yep, right Mom?
11. Remind your loved ones that you love them – always
God Bless America!
Margie Zable Fisher