Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

International Relief

     I've mentioned before a pretty cool website called that connects non-profits from all over the world with people who are willing to help out in a variety of ways.  Put simply, the non-profit posts a "challenge" they need help with, and people "respond" to challenges that fit their identified passions and skills.  I was notified of a challenge today that I was able to help with.
     The non-profit is a pretty amazing organization, based in England, called Resolve International.  It was started by a man who had been in Nepal and had seen, firsthand, the utter poverty that plagues so much of the country's people.  He created the organization to make a meaningful difference in these people's lives.  There are lots of ways people can help.  The particular "challenge" I responded to mostly had to do with providing feedback on certain aspects of his website.  
     Throughout this year so far I've come across so many truly inspiring projects being run by people literally all over the world.  These projects serve as an incredible reminder of how much compassion and generosity really exists our there, despite what the steady stream of negative news would cause you to think.  It's also a reminder to me to be proactive about filling my consciousness with the positive rather than the negative.  And there is an awful lot of positive if you go looking . . . 

1 comment:

  1. I never considered something so small as international relief. Normally I think of donating clothes, money, and food to those who have just been affected by a natural disaster. I will have to check out sparked to see how I can start helping more.