"When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." (unknown author)
As many of you wonderful contributors to this website know, I do not post here consistently. I am trying to begin doing so, as I think it is incredibly rewarding for everyone to get involved. All of the comments and replies yesterday have stayed with me and I cannot stop thinking about the words of each person. You guys are like family to me, whether or not we’ve met or have known of each other for a week or a year – you are family. I have never been good at talking about my feelings, but I am trying to work on it. I can speak of or write of the past, and to me it is like rewinding a strange old movie. It just seems so long ago anyway. For everyone here, you are all such beautiful and incredible people – real and honest. I have been thinking about things a lot lately, after making the post I did yesterday. I know Michelle mentioned an idea that she had or has about creating a website to help people. I think it is a great idea. I actually have the domain name: revealinghealing.com but I haven’t done anything with it.
Has anyone heard of http://www.kiva.org? It is a website that connects aspiring and struggling entrepreneurs (from all over the world; Africa, small villages in Asia, etc) with people who want to help them with minor expenses. To some people, 50 dollars is not a minor expense, but quite major; and maybe vital to getting their business started. So the website connects the people together. The people who are struggling or need financing, will post a project or need – with full details of exactly what they need the specific amount of money for. After lending to him/her, you are notified when the person pays the loans back (and you will receive your money back). Most often- the money is paid back. I think the borrowers are truly moved by the fact that strangers are extending themselves, helping them and giving a loan. So, I like what they are doing with that website.
But, what if we made a website (we; meaning – anyone who wants to get involved) that simply helps people. If someone has an immediate need – it could be posted and someone can offer to help in some way. It could be a niche for Internet Marketers or it could just be for anyone. I haven’t done any keyword research yet, but will do some later on or tomorrow. If anyone has ideas that you feel comfortable sharing here, please do. We can do something together. I Just want us to be able to help more and more people. If we have impacted each other so deeply, I think we can impact and help many more as well. You are all an inspiration to me!
Lastly, for anyone here who cannot afford to have a website hosted (and you really want to have your own site) I can host it on my server (as long as I have space I can do this for more people, just contact me). You would just need a domain name!