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Day 187: Donate a Tweet

On Monday of this past week I had to get a treatment done to help with an issue I have been having with my leg. I was told it wasn’t a big deal and I should be able to go about my daily business without to much of a problem. Wrong! I have run into some unusual complications and have been limping around all week and have been in more pain then when I broke my foot a year ago. Last night I got to the point that I wondered how I was going to keep giving every day and blogging about it. I was ready to pack it in. We tend to think giving takes time, energy and more time and more energy but today I was determined to find something I could do from the comfort of my arm chair. The perfect ‘give’ hit me as I was catching up on my tweets for the week. I could donate a tweet!

Day 187: Give 187

We all have times in our life when we just don’t think we can do even one more thing. I have discovered this week that pain drives much of that feeling. I usually have more energy to burn that rocket ship but add a big hit of pain into your day and everything changes. You wonder how you will just make it to bed time. Then you come across a child like Mary Margaret and you know you have to find a way to keep giving.

My give today is simple but I feel as though I am helping a great cause. Something we all can do any day of the week. I’m trying my best to make giving simple for you! In 2008 Mary Margaret (9 years old) asked her Dad to help her build a website so she could help animals (what was I doing at that age!) Her Dad added “Why not do something to help the environment too?” Today their website is called Kids Are Heroes. Here is their mission:

“Kids Are Heroes® is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. We do this by showcasing and supporting children who are changing the world through their selfless acts of giving.”

Talk about changing the world and inspiring the youth of today. Wow, I’m in ahhhhh! Just by spreading the world with one tweet I am hoping I will be able to be part of the campaign that will inspire kids to change the world. I have said it over and over – it’s my generation and those before me that have create so much disaster and it is the next generation that will help undo much of the mess we have created. If we can encourage and support the youth of today the world will be a better place tomorrow. The youth will grow and become a group of adults that are aware, giving, supportive and willing to do what it takes to change he world.

One tweet. Be the change you want to see in the world today.

Time Commitment: 30 seconds

Cost: 0

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)