I hope that my achievements in life shall be these-that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need, that I will have left the earth a better place for what I have done and who I’ve been.
Making a positive difference in the lives of others is one of the key cornerstones of Life’s Little Inspirations. Inspiring ourselves and others to be the best we can be is another. Every now and then I come across a person or two that just amazes me in their relentless and unselfish ability to give of themselves in their time and their talent and their willingness to help others.
I read their words and ideas and I think, “Gosh, this is so valuable, I am really grateful for this information, this person has really made a difference to me and they probably don’t even realize it”
Other times, it is just the kindness that strikes me, that makes something stand out, apart from the many articles and blogs I read every day. What does it for you? What sets one particular blogger or post apart and makes you feel that the writer really gave you something that was a gift?
There are a few writers lately who have been so helpful either to myself personally or to the blogging community for one reason or another that I want to give something back by just saying thank and acknowledging them by saying I think they live up to the quote above by C. Hobb- That they are leaving the earth a better place for their contribution.
Michael Martine -Remarkablogger: Did a recent post inviting new bloggers to post their blogs on his site and get some new traffic. He asked those of us who were his subscribers to help out and go visit those new places and make some comments. I was more than happy to help out with his generous request. It was the least I could do. He is constantly coming up with new ways and new informative posts to help the new blogging community and since the day I started blogging his posts have been a guiding light to show me the way. I am not sure I have ever properly said thank you. But I have read every word. Thank you Michael.
Barbara Swafford-Blogging Without a Blog: Barbara has a very generous weekly feature on her blog called New Blog of the Week. She was gracious enough to host Life’s Little Inspiration as one of her New Blogs early on when we were just starting out and it was a tremendous boost to the readership for which I have been very grateful. But it is also the endless amount of information and help that she provides week after week that truly makes her special. She is always on the look out for ways to be of help and to provide the resources that will give her community what they need to prosper.
Naomi Dunford-IttyBiz: I don’t swear. Not on the Internet anyway. Hardly ever I don’t think. SO it might seem unlikely that I would be such a huge fan of this Firecracker of Marketing. However I can’t think of a single individual that I have learned more from in a shorter period of time. And I am NOT talking about an off color vocabulary. I knew those words…I just don’t say them…here. Being around Naomi is like enrolling back in school only funner. When she writes, I take notes. I can’t believe how much information she is generously willing to write on her blog FOR FREE. When she wrote her E-BOOK I bought it the first day. I didn’t even know what the subject was about. I didn’t care. I hate e-books. Hers is the one and only that I have ever bought. But I appreciate how much she had given away already. And then her book had so much MORE in it that I learned a ton. She is a giver.
They all are. The world is a better place because of them in it.
I wish I had more to give these generous people than my thanks and to tell you how much of a difference they are making out there. Go check them out if you don’t know them.
Now it’s your turn. It’s give back to YOUR GIVERS DAY. Who are the people out there who are making an impression on you? Tell us about them. You can post a link about them in the comments so we can all go check them out. Let’s shine a light on the ones who have been been giving of themselves to others.
There are SO MANY. I have lots more. But since we all hang out in the same community, I bet some of my other favorites are yours too so don’t be shy. Lets shine that bright lighthouse light on them!