Thursday, February 25, 2010

Making a Difference

I am constantly amazed by how there are so many children (people under the age of 18) who set out to make a difference in the world. I attended four schools througout High School, but I must say that I am proud to have attended Cupertino High School, especially with all that I hear that they are doing today. They have this amazing project called Kenya Dream that they have been doing. Instead of fundraising money for prom they have been putting 100% of those fundraising efforts towards a school in Kenya. How cool is that?!?
I am so impressed with Cupertino's class of 2010. And you can help them by voting for them with Dell's SuperProm, but you only have 4 more days to vote. There are more videos on that site that you really should check out. They deserve to be number one! Or if you are able to contribute to their cause financially please click here to go to their site to make a donation.
They have even been featured by the local abc news. Way to make a difference!
It is amazing what can happen when people stop thinking about all that they can gain and start giving to others instead!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Have I Done Any Good

My life has taken a huge turn... we decided to pick up everything and move to Utah. There was no job waiting for us there, just a very strong support system of family and friends! It may sound crazy, but I feel so happy with this decision. It is crazy how happy I feel with a decision that may quite well be the craziest thing I have ever done!
With the move I have reflected on the type of person I have been while living in this place and it causes me to pause and ask, "Have I done any good in the world?" I think this is a question many should ask themselves in self-reflection. Could you imagine if everyone did just one good thing without expecting something in return? Oh what a wonderful world we would live in!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

IS it too much to ask for people to be good neighbors to each other? On this Wishful Wednesday I think back on the neighbors I had in San Diego as we recently moved. So many mentioned, you were such a good neighbor and people just aren't like that now days. And my reaction was always, well they should be. I can't help but feel that people should be willing to meet their neighbors. Just say, "Hello." Or take over a plate of cookies. How often do people see a moving truck in their neighbor's driveway and they don't even bother to ask if they would like some help? Wouldn't the world be such a better place if we just got over our selfish fears and asked someone if we could help them? Man... that is a world I would love to live in. But until everyone else can get past their own fence I will pick up my feet and turn to those who I live next to and do all I can to get to know them and be nice to them! Please help me full-fill this wish. Pick up your feet, get off your rear, and go say hello to your neighbor. Get to know them, I promise it won't kill you... you might even find a friend!