“If I cannot do great things, I cando small thingsin a great way.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yes!! This quote is so perfect for me. I always say, “if I had more money”, I could do so much more to help! But I need (we all need), to remember that we don’t need to have money to volunteer time, we don’t need money to help raise money to help others, we don’t need money to just give someone a hug, or a compliment, and we certainly don’t need money to be kind. It’s easy to get caught up in the whole “money” thing. So this year, I will be doing many small things that will still make a difference in my community and hopefully help others.
When I started this blog, I said I wanted to get my stories out there and I wanted to figure out a way to make a difference. The first thing I am planning as a way to help and give back, are “care packages”, if you will, for parents of children in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Being a NICU parent myself, 11 years ago, there are so many thoughts going through your mind, you can barely remember to breath, let alone remember what to bring with you for your hours away from home, waiting to hold your baby in a hospital. I thought really hard about what might have been nice to have around while we were visiting our baby boy, and I’ve found some items that would have been perfect to have on hand, in my car or in my purse that would have been helpful during those stressful times. That is my goal in giving back, in small ways to start, and maybe even bigger in the future.
So very well said, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! You were a kind and wise man! Thank you!
If you were fortunate enough to have the day off to celebrate, I hope it was a great day!
I was born and raised in sunny, Southern California. I spent four years in the Phoenix area of Arizona from 1994-1998, where I met my husband. We got married on September 12th, 1998 and moved to San Marcos (north San Diego County) in June of 2003. My husband was in construction for many years and I spent 10 years in the mortgage industry. When my son was born 13 weeks premature in December of 2008 my whole world changed. I stepped out of the mortgage business and stayed home for as long as I could with my little boy.
I spent 2013 working my Silpada business and was able to make it to National Conference in Kansas City last summer. I had some ladies join my team last year and I've really enjoyed the closeness of my Silpada family! Silpada has allowed me to stay home and make some extra money on my own time and set my own hours. It has really been such a blessing. If you like great quality jewelry, please check out my website I'll be posting fun things here regarding Silpada from time to time. It really is great quality, (.925) sterling silver jewelry.
My little one turned 5 in December and he'll be starting school in the fall. Just this past May, I decided to get back to work and I am a part-time assistant to a very nice gentleman and Realtor named Peter Buehrle. I can tell that in the very short time I've been there that he is very good at what he does and is very well liked by his clients and his peers alike. I love my hours and I love being able to assist in helping people find their dream homes.
I also decided that I really want to do something I love; And that is write. Although I'm not sure people will want to read what I have to say, I decided to just go for it. I find it very soothing and therapeutic and I really hope people enjoy my posts.
Living life one day at a time,
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2 thoughts on “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”
It’s a good feeling and advice you share about him and these times.
Thank you so much! 🙏🏼