I just want to say that although this country is not in the best state and there is a lot of dissention and unrest among people on both sides of the line (no, I am not going into a political speech), there are truly good people in this world. I have a friend that has the kindest, most generous heart of anyone that I have ever met. She would totally give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. In fact, she literally even gave her kidney to her son to save his life, and she would give him her arm if it would help him. Life with her son hasn’t been the easiest path, but I cannot think of a time when I have seen her that she hasn’t been positive and had a smile on her face. She really is a shining light on earth. She has raised some pretty incredible kids too who have already adopted her giving heart. She gives so much to her kids, but she also gives to the community. She is part of an incredible direct sales company and does the most amazing things with it. Every single cent that she makes is given back to the community. She doesn’t keep a dime of it. I am not sure that there is anyone else that could say the same thing. She is truly a role model to me and someone that I look up to and strive to be like. She is one of those people that I know without a shadow of a doubt will go to the gates of heaven and hear the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Would someone say that about you? Can I say that about myself? I’m not sure. Could I do MORE? Could I give back MORE? The answer will always be yes, but I am really working on those things right now. I am trying to do my part in giving back. I have been blessed beyond words and I believe with all my heart that I need to give back to those that haven’t been as blessed. Does that mean that I need to give away all my money? No, I don’t think so; but I do believe that is part of giving back along with acts of service, bringing awareness, education, and so much more.
We need MORE people like my friend in this world. While I am comforted in knowing that there are others out there like her trying to make a difference, we need MORE. We need MORE people to stop thinking about themselves and what is good for them. We need MORE people to care about the world and what happens to it. We need to turn the “me, me, me’s”and the “I, I, I’s”into “you’s!” We need MORE people to take action to help others that are in need. We need MORE people to take a stand for what is right. We need MORE parents teaching their kids right from wrong and that you aren’t always handed what you want on a silver platter. We need MORE parents to raise their children to have a generous heart, to care for others, and to not only think about themselves. We need MORE people to step up and make a difference. We need MORE people to put their political parties aside and come together to do what is right. I have faith in the human race as a whole. I think that there are people out there like my friend that can continue to be role models for the rest of us, and that we can all strive to be like them.
As my good old friend, Rachel Hollis, says, “I am made for MORE.” YOU are made for MORE. We can all do MORE. We can all love MORE. We can all be MORE. We can all help MORE. We can all make a difference. Together we can be MORE. Are you ready to step up? I am!