Hey Awesome You.
Long after you’re gone – you’re still making the world a better place.
Your daily dose of awesome.
I have to say that I have enjoyed the heck out of writing these daily messages. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching them. 🙂 And, remember, I’m keeping the FB group open. Although it’ll kind of be in holding until the next challenge (no daily posts from me), you are MORE than welcome to share your Awesome there.
Today I want to talk about the power of leading by example. Sometimes the tiniest of awesomeness that you think is really “no big deal” when shared with others IS a big deal.
In the Guide to being Awesome that you got on Day 1, I shared how the things that my friends and I thought weren’t anything big became big when we shared them with others because of the many many ripples that happened along the way.
No you may not be the person who discovers the cure for cancer (although if you can, that’d be great! and soon, please.) However you CAN do two things.
1. DO tiny acts of awesome.
2. SHARE those tiny acts of awesome.
You will inspire others and you have no idea of the levels of impact that will happen because YOU chose to do and then share.
It’s easy to share pictures of kittens. 🙂
So, if one post about kittens can make someone happy hours later (me), imagine how a post about donating platelets like my friend Paul Taubman does every month. He posts about donating platelets when he’s bored sitting in the hospital as they cycle the blood out of his body, collect the platelets and then put it back in. The process takes hours and he does it every stinkin’ month… simply because he has a rare blood type and he’s a good person.
He could just go to the hospital and donate the platelets and read a book and never post about it thinking “I don’t want to brag” and not tell anyone about it. (And there may be a time and place for that, as we’ve discussed in the group.) But by doing that, wouldn’t he be cheating so many of us from the inspiration that he spreads?
Paul makes me want to be a better person just by being the AWESOME Paul and then sharing what he did.
As I mentioned in the guide, because of my small actions, now 2 kids have families that did NOT before. My part was tiny. I just followed my heart and then shared the good, the bad and the ugly about my experience. But because of that – these cool kiddos have moms and dads! I’m blessed that I was able to use social media and my blog to impact in that way.
So, no. You may not feed all of the hungry, but if you feel one person – perhaps someone without family from your work on Thanksgiving…
I guess what I’m trying to say is that negativity spreads so easily in our world and has countless outlets – so we NEED to spread as much positivity as we possibly can to keep away the dark. I mean, between TV, the news, social media – we’ve got our work cut out for us.
Continue to spread your awesome. You have NO idea how you may be changing the world. And the cool thing is that even long after you’re gone, that ripple effect will still be going.
Yes, the ripple effect is real, so keep throwing out AWESOME everywhere you go. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!
Big hugs and high fives. Thank you for sharing this journey with me.