A Bit of Perspective

27 Jun


What’s it all for?

This recession hit me hard, it felt like I got kicked in the teeth to be honest.Before the economy started to unravel I was worth $22.00 an hour, now I’m lucky to get skilled labor wages.

I’ve had to get creative recently; but it’s starting to pay off and for that I’m thankful.The opportunity to succeed in network marketing is basically the same for everyone; but just like your typical brick and mortar it all depends on your effort, I know that.

If somebody isn’t interested in my offer, that’s okay.Not everybody is a good fit for entrepreneurship anyway; but I do have to admit . . . to not at least try and take advantage of free enterprise is in my opinion, an affront to most of the people in the world.

They don’t have systems set up that reward their efforts, essentially giving them the tools they need to succeed.They don’t live in a society where the only thing that’s required to get ahead is the drive to get there.

I don’t know where you are in your life; but if all you’re doing is sitting around, waiting for others to figure out what to do, when you’re lying on your deathbed and it’s time to leave this world and all the people that live here behind, you won’t have any more time to make excuses.

I wanna be in a position to help others, now; to lift them up out of poverty.I wanna travel and help people rise above their circumstances, to be an inspiration to others, I wanna make a difference in the lives of kids no matter where their from! I wanna leave a legacy!

What are your goals?I mean really, how do you want to finish out your life?When it’s all over, will you be satisfied?Will you die comfortably, knowing that you went down swinging or will you be reeling with regret over all the things you never did?

“In this world, one billion people don’t have safe water to drink.Sixteen thousand children die every day from hunger related illnesses.Almost eighteen million children are orphaned in sub-Saharan Africa.”

John Piper

“It’s 3:00 am, and the Afar father is still awake.The desert night is cold.He snuggles up to his wife and newborn baby to keep them warm.Their stomachs rumble with hunger.Should he slaughter his scrawny goat to feed his wife, hoping she will produce enough milk to feed their baby?Or should he beseech the clan elders to move again, in search of weeds for the goat, or maybe even some fresh water?

They are fortunate; both his wife and their baby survived the birth.The Afar people have the highest infant mortality rate in the world.Women give birth without the benefit of sterile conditions or even clean water.Of the babies born alive, one-third die before age five.Afar people roam throughout one of the most desolate places on earth; the Ethiopian desert.

Drought and malnutrition make them vulnerable to diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, conjunctivitis and many other water-borne illnesses. Of the thirteen million Afar people, three million are infected with HIV/AIDS.”

(Global Prayer Digest January 29, 2009)

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