Do you wonder why I do this? I imagine that some people might wonder if I make money doing this (I don’t); will get fame and fortune (that is too funny for words); or that it is just a waste of time, a spit in the ocean (could be). I seem to have a real knack for stumbling over ideas to help make the world a better place; they come at me from all sides. I don’t have the resources to build a hospital or a school, but I wonder, I just wonder if God has a reason for raining all these marvelous ideas down on me. It’s my understanding that God doesn’t do anything by accident, so I have decided to share all these ideas with the world (or at least anyone who reads my blog). You undoubtedly would think that my fledgling blog is something less that an overwhelming success. I know that. But I also know that God doesn’t call us to succeed, but to try. So, here I am.
While I’m here, I have another idea for you. There is a recent program available to encourage kids to be more active and give them the ability to help others at the time. It is UNICEF Kid Power (www.unicefkidpower.org). UNICEF Kid Power is a program of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, founded in collaboration with Calorie Cloud and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. This program gives kids the power to save lives while getting healthier. Bands can be purchased at Target and a free companion app can be downloaded from the site. For every band purchased, Target donates $10 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The more kids move, the more points they earn. Through the app, they can go on virtual trips to countries around the globe, giving them a sense of connection with the people they are helping. The activity points help provide food to children in starving areas.
While researching this, I kept thinking what a good idea it would be for grown-ups. They don’t have this for adults, so I decided to buy an activity band, and make an activity-based donation for what I do. I have a hard time deciding on one charity, so I think I will pick a different charity every month. I need to increase my activity level, so this might be just the motivation I need. Here goes!
Let us then, be up and doing. With a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow