You might assume that the wealthier segments of retirees are the most generous. You'd be wrong. Retirees at all income levels give, and those with the lowest and highest incomes give almost equally, in terms of percentage of their household income.
We all have an inner drive that pushes us to be an uplifter, to be a creator of positive change. And opportunities are everywhere. Everyone we encounter would like to hear us say, "The world is nicer because you're here. You're wonderful, and I'm glad I know you."
During my time volunteering at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary for my new book, I got an up-close and personal look at what it really takes to run a compassionate farm. I also battled some emotional barriers I had enclosed around my heart over the years.
I was walking along the beach in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on October 19, 2015 when I looked into the water and saw a whale just ten feet from the shoreline. As a reporter, I figured no one would believe this "whale" of a story so I immediately started taking photos with my iphone which was a good first step.
"Danger Season" started on October 1st. This is the time of year when the temperatures drop and the chill at night makes it the most desperate time for the children we serve. This is the time when children are cold, afraid and lonely.
Society wants us to believe that our homeless deserve to be invisible -- that "they" are all the same and can be defined by their situation: homeless people, rather than people experiencing homelessness.
As part of my new book, I am traveling the world volunteering with non-profits in unfamiliar and challenging environments. I just finished with one of my first assignments as a volunteer at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey. Whew, did I learn a lot about farm life in a very short time!
I will continue to pray and keep watch over those who have been hit. I've already seen acquaintances and high school classmates who have sent video and pictures of their damaged homes and neighborhoods, the roads crumbled as though it had taken a direct hit from Thor's hammer.
Playing the victim is one of the most damaging character defects you can have because it affects your relationships, ambitions and success. You can't move forward in life!
I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.
Altogether -- 2015 has been one of the deadliest on record: 41 school shootings affecting tens of thousands of children, according to Erik Endress, CEO of Share911. We can't ignore the grim facts or enter into lengthy debates about gun policy. However, we can do something right now.
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Instead of twiddling our thumbs waiting for Congress to act or continuously searching for the shiny new solution, maybe we should consider expanding a solution that has been around for a century.
The Pope has left the building. He inspired hope. Now it's our turn to respond by acting on that hope.
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