Thursday, January 28, 2010

Emerson Quote of the Day

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Emerson

I am totally fascinated by words...having lovely conversations, hearing and knowing the definition of new words, making up words, poetry, prayers, other languages (i absolutely love hearing other languages spoken and accents in english), reading good books, etc., etc. 

With that being said, I am a huge fan of 'word of the day' and quotes by other people.  The above quote is one of my favorites.  I believe it's important to follow your heart and to not always 'stick to the beaten path.'   

 I was recently looking at a facebook group called Chase Community Giving.  This bank is giving away one million dollars, $1 million dollars!, to a non-profit organization who receives the most votes.  I began reading the profiles of the different organizations and I was moved by their descriptions of how the non-profit was started and the things that they could accomplish if the money were granted to them.  Organizations such as Invisible Children, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA - suicide prevention), and many others were featured in the voting process.  Invisible Children won the million dollars! If all of the people who started these organizations had decided not to 'go where there was no path,' they would not be 'leaving a trail' of good for others to benefit from.  

A shout out to all the non-profit organizations founded in the name of making a difference and leaving the world better than they found it.  Thank you for your courage, determination and perseverance!

XO...Leave a trail.

Read about the history of the Invisible Children organization here...  and sign a petition calling on President Obama to be a part of the efforts to rescue child soldiers and help recover war affected areas...
What Invisible Children plans to do with the $1 million dollars....