I believe every day is a gift from God, and that what we have the power to make things happen by how we interact with that gift. Gratitude is a conscious choice; it's easy to moan and complain. Taking time to step back and look for the positives is the key to success in any situation. It's what makes winners.
Hi my name is Jodee Kulp and gratitude is now I focus to get through the really hard places in my life. Looking for the grace in the little things others don't notice keeps my heart healthy. I am a writer and graphic designer by trade - originallly in print media and now in print/digital.
I thinks it's not to late to wish everybody a happy new year. I met Ed on Seth Godin's Triiibes and just learned about this community when Ed had posted about his 15 question, circle of impact planning guide.
My Page here is up-to-date, but I'll give you a brief intro.
** After growing up in Europe, moving to the US, meeting the women that became my wife back in Europe, I know life on my third continent Africa. I know I am luring you into false belive a bit, since the Canary Islands where I live are part of the European Union and just a gateway into Africa. Anyway, geographically I am correct.
** I'm most active in Marketing, specially Internet makreing and I am a kind of behind the scenes guy; I like it that way.
I am grateful today for finding this ning and being able to share my gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a teacher. I am grateful for the donorschoose program and the opportunity people have to donate to classrooms around the world.
From the donorschoose website: DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.