My life's journey is filled with ideas, information and inspiration to spur the world into positive action! -Melanie S. Lewis
TWO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
So yesterday I walked for a cure for breast cancer research. I was joined by my mom, a stage four cancer patient and you wouldn’t even know it, along with my daughters, a Girl Scout Daisy and Junior who represented their troops. We made our donation which I hope many others did as well. There is power in numbers and much that can be done when lots of people give a little of what they have for a cause. Whether it’s using one’s own two feet to make a statement and walk for a cure or another supporting the action of an initiative, two can make a difference.
It was my daughters' involvement in the Girl Scouts that inspired our action. Though we knew many people that were talking about walking, we are grateful this opportunity was added for the girls to participate. P.S. unbeknownst to them my girls found out after the walk they'll get badges for their action!
You made not have been there or knew about it, but you can still participate too! Be blessed as you take action and encourage someone you know with this or other ailments today. Let them know you support them and a cure. Showing love aids in healing as well. Click here to donate to the cause.
I love to share what's going on and ways we can participate, collaborate, volunteer, donate, you get it. I'm living and sharing on purpose! -And so... I kept living to write again.
Saturday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention day. I first learned of this important day back in 2011. A man near my job was thinking about jumping from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. Click here to read that archive. Please also click here for helping and understanding the suicidal person (Even if this is you right now) from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Since writing that post years ago I've become passionate about this world health issue. I've also become a participant in Cycling the Globe for Suicide Prevention. It's an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention to 'collectively cycle the circumference of the globe, 40,075 km or 24,900 miles, and to have participants cycling on every continent. You can cycle…
Over the past three years I've worked to promote education, mentorship, emergency preparation and faith based initiatives in communities undergoing development. While serving to get the word out about services and supporting non-profit organizations and agencies, I've come across many amazing people and events in which many community members may not be aware.
I intend to highlight some of the entities in which I've engaged in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, East New York, Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, Queens, South Jamaica, Queens, Brownsville, Brooklyn, East Harlem, South Bronx, North Shore, Staten Island and more! I believe these are all areas to keep an eye on for old and new services which assist the community in addition to events which enrich the lives of friends and neighbors alike.
If you live in these areas and would like me to promote, host or cover your next community event ...Email your Beloved Community Ambassador Today! Blessmela…
September 11th is a national day of service. More information by the Corporation for National Service. My love and prayers go to all affected by this day. We honor the memory of family, friends and loved ones. We also remember that on this day there continues to be life.
I join the Corporation for National Service in sharing a video campaign by 9/11day.org. featuring some of the 3,000 children who were born on September 11, 2001. 'They ask us to stop fostering hateful thoughts, and instead do at least one good deed on September 11 to honor the victims and responders on the 15th anniversary of the attack.'
9/11.org was founded by 'Two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk, who lost his brother Glenn Winuk in the 9/11 attacks, have dedicated the better part of their lives over the past 14 years working to transform 9/11 from a day of evil into a day of good.'
Below are some ideas to get you started in New York this weekend. Check with your local and city volunteer agencie…