The next couple days I am posting sections from my book which were cut out of the manuscript. Some of these sections either did not relate to the chapter topic or they had been repeated in other chapters, hence they were cut out of the manuscript by my editor. I am posting them here on my blog for you to read and benefit from, free. 🙂 Enjoy.
In the introduction in my book I tell readers about how I began A Day of Hope. How I read a story of a young boy who received a basket of food for Thanksgiving and how it changed and shaped his entire life. I read about the difference that was made in someone’s life by delivering a basket of food and a turkey for Thanksgiving where they had no food to eat.
As a result I chose to do A Day of Hope because I felt it was a way that I could give back and help people in need in our community. It was a way that I could do something good in my community even though I didn’t have money, resources, networks of people, an official authority or voice in my community. It was a way that one young man could make a small difference in the world.
My reason for starting A Day of Hope was simple, pure, sincere, authentic and real. I didn’t want much in return. I wasn’t doing it for fame or fortune (that’s for sure). I simply wanted to help a few people for Thanksgiving. Mother Teresa once stated, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” I wanted to help some people who might be in need of some food for Thanksgiving because I didn’t want to just stand by and do nothing while people went hungry. I wanted to make a difference and I wanted to help some people.
Question: What is something you have been thinking about doing that you need to "just feed one" and get started?