Weekly blog designed to encourage people to accept all that life brings, and view challenges as opportunities in the waiting wings. Tish, author of the popular novel Heads or Tails? Geminis Don't Choose, uses personal accounts that people of all ages can relate to in order to inspire emotional, financial and spiritual growth. You can learn more about Tish at therealtish.com; Tish Conglomerate on Facebook, Twitter @allabouttish; Tish Network Conglomerate on Linkendin
Sunday, May 20, 2012
What Difference Do You Make?
I work hard to provide a better life for myself. I promote my novel, Heads or Tails? Geminis Don’t Choose, to maintain book sales. I try to be good to my body, falling short when chocolate and potato chips are near, and I have a hopeless shoe fetish. And I certainly support those that I care about. But do you notice a pattern? Do you see how easy it is to discuss I, thanks to good ole self-gratification? How many of us are equally concerned with them or they?
My life took a way different turn than I had imagined it would in my teens. Our teenage years are filled with the fight for autonomy, and unknowingly represent the period of heightened selfishness, and big dreams. As adults we focus on how to maintain ourselves and our families, and may not be as conscious about the broad world beyond our inner circles, communities and comfort zones?
Now I will burden you the reader with a challenge. Take a second to think about the difference you make in the lives of others who are relatively close to you for a second. Okay, now think about the difference you make in the world as a whole. Are you apart of any groups? Do you do any volunteer work? Do you donate money, time, research or provide any other service anywhere that positively impacts society at large?
It is okay if you realize that you have been selfish after reading this. Most importantly, I hope you become compelled to do just a little bit more for someone else.
In Love and Good Spirits,
Author of Heads or Tails?Geminis Don't Choose