…if you are like me … then you find yourself feeling really helpless when something major like the Haiti disaster happens. You want to do something, but you don’t even know where to start.
Tonight as the 5:00 news came on, my 4 year old son (who never stops) stopped cold as he saw a little girl trapped under some rubble. The look on his face was that of pure and geniune shock. “Why did that happen to that little girl?” he asked me. He was so sincere in asking me…as if bad things couldn’t possibly happen to precious little children. I obviously didn’t have an answer for him. . . I don’t even have one for myself. I knew that nothing I could say could explain to his soft little heart, the sadness that can occur in our sometimes hard world.
So … the answer that I did eventually (ok, it took me like … all night!) come up with was this….
“I don’t know why that happened,
but we can do something to help that little girl” ….
I came up with a little project that my kids and I are going to take on this weekend… we are going to use Ebay Giving Works to sell some toys, clothing and other household items on ebay… through the Ebay Giving Works program
. Basically…you list your items just like normal, and then select how much of the proceeds that you would like to give … Donate 10-100% of your final sale price with eBay Giving Works. . . since we have some postage credits from my Stamps.com ventures
… I can even pay it forward with the postage … I love it. These items are things that we don’t need… (in fact, getting them out of my house and clearing up some space will be a blessing!) … and the sale of these items (however small) will in some small way, bless someone else. One of my Facebook friends (thanks, Michelle!)
posted this quote on Facebook today…and it has stuck with me all day …
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
(remember, from The Lion and The Mouse?)
Ol’ Aesop got that one right, eh?
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