From underdogs, to underprivileged, to plain ole' under the weather... nothing grabs my attention more than people in need. Perhaps it comes from a heartfelt place of having experienced all of those things personally.
Recently, my friend and chairman of CRS Oregon, Adam Bogle, threw down the gauntlet and challenged his fellow CRS designees to donate to the Maslow Project for its annual Back-to-School event. He asked for donations to purchase backpacks to fill them with school supplies for underprivileged kids. No brainer... consider it done!
Another friend and fellow ActiveRainer, Tammy Lankford, set-up a GoFundMe.com site to gather donations for medical expenses for fellow Realtor and ActiveRainer, Steve Loynd. Steve fell from a 30 ft' ladder last year and broke his pelvis and jaw and was wheelchair bound for awhile. Challenge accepted!
I too, was the recipient of kindness after being hit by a car as a pedestrian in a crosswalk last fall. I couldn't walk or drive for a week, so a friend (and fellow Realtor) offered to take care of my clients and handle my deals while I rested. She even made a few runs to 31 Flavors for my favorite ice cream. 🍦
It's never difficult to identify someone in need... a quick peruse of Facebook can provide plenty of opportunities to serve. There's no need to wait for someone to throw down the gauntlet before we rise to the occasion. If we simply follow the path where our heart leads, we'll more than likely find a sweet soul who could benefit from our random acts of kindness. Be the blessing you wish to see in the world today!