Thursday, April 26, 2007

It All Makes A Difference

"Collaboration creates prosperity....There are no haves and have-nots. We are all haves and our assets are diverse. In the alchemy of collaboration, we become equal partners; we create wholeness and sufficiency for everyone." - Lynne Twist

Just as our daily workouts are slowly building the foundation that helps us reach our racing goals, the small donations we've been receiving in support of Genesis Home really add up. Our entire Tri to End Homelessness experience thus far has really taught us about the big power that exists in small action.

We're also learning that we all have something to give and we all can benefit from the gifts of others. A few recent examples we find inspiring:

  • Our coach donated her talents to our efforts to improve our own lives and those homeless families who are living our community. Now, her mother-in- law is doing her part by passing on her yoga teaching gifts to those that could use them.
  • This morning we read a great story about a man who makes gifts of $20 to $200 change people's lives around the world. Like the many donors to Tri to End Homelessness, he's leveraging the power of relatively small dollar amounts to make huge change.
  • Organizing this campaign has added new meaning and purpose to our triathlon season. Now, many of our friends and co-workers have recently told us that our campaign is inspiring them to donate to causes they believe it and reinvigorate their exercise routines. Hooray!

Pass it on. Pay it forward. Give back. Accept generosity when it comes to you. Prayers, presence, gifts, service: It all makes a difference.