Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dispelling a Few Myths
I've been told this on numerous occasions and while I would like to take credit for being awesome, the truth is that I am no more awesome than YOU, the person reading this right now.
"I'm only one person."
So am I. One person who is no more awesome than you.
Here's my secret...
Lean in close...
Sometimes I do awesome things.
I am only one person who is no more awesome than you but sometimes I do awesome things.
See? No different than you. You can do awesome things too. It's very simple. When you see a need, help. That's it.
Example #1: An email went out from a friend who worked at Disney. She had a delivery guy who was doing something awesome - feeding the stray cats in his neighborhood. He gave them shelter and food. The shelter was not inside his house because these were feral cats struggling to survive. He saw a need and he did something awesome.
Then my friend, Laura (who does many awesome things), sent an email out asking if anyone knew how to trap cats. See, just one person doing something awesome. She didn't have experience with Trap-Neuter-Release, but she had a plethora of contacts and figured someone would.
I got the email. I know how to trap cats! So I did something awesome - I emailed her back and said that I would be willing to help. One person, no more awesome than you, doing something awesome.
See, three people managed to improve the lives of 7 cats! Easy, right?
Example #2 - We are teaching in Lake View Terrace right now. I came out of school the other day to find a sick cat. I met the woman who is feeding the local cats. She's just one person and she's doing something awesome.
She broke down and cried because she's overwhelmed. Kittens are dying. She doesn't drive. She wants to get the cats fixed.
I can trap! I'm just one person, but I volunteered to help. She won't be sad anymore because no more kittens will be born to get sick or end up in coyote tummies.
She is one person doing something awesome - feeding the cats that have been abandoned in her area.
I am one person doing something awesome - helping her trap them.
FixNation is doing big awesome helping people like us do this for FREE.
But they are more than one person.
"It takes someone special to do what you do."
No, it doesn't.
I'm no more special than you.
Meredith is no more special than you.
We are simply individuals who saw needs and stepped up.
Anyone can do it!
Can you imagine if every one person did one awesome thing? What a great world we would have!
We'll feature one person doing awesome again next Wednesday! Get ready to hear about the awesome things that Lea is doing!
So tell us - what awesome thing(s) have you done?