Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day 2008 and the topic this year is Poverty. Please see: I'm still new at writing a blog and it's been a very long week and day. So this entry is going to be a short one. I wanted to participate in Blog Action Day and think about poverty in terms of my focus on developing abundance. With the recent rocky financial markets and falling home prices, its more important than ever to remember the poverty that exists and that is made even worse in such shaky times. Yes, it may be time to tighten our personal budget and to continue to work even if we were planning on retiring soon. Let's connect with our family and friends and be grateful for them as we deal with these challenges. Whatever shocks our personal finances may have sustained recently, let's remember those who are living even closer to the edge than us. Contribute to your local food banks or homeless shelters in whatever way works for you. Many of these organizations were already dealing with higher demand for fewer supplies before this latest news. Here's the link for Feeding America (formerly known as America's Second Harvest): They have a food bank locator and list ways to get involved or volunteer. You can Google homeless shelter in "your city" to get a list of local resources. I've always liked Habitat for Humanity. They can be found at:

Two of the basic building blocks of prosperity are gratitude and giving. Even in these uncertain financial times, let's be grateful for the people and situations and yes, the things in our lives. You can begin by starting a gratitude list. Just add one entry per day, then build up to more entries. More detail on this in future posts. My overall plan for this blog is to include some metaphysical tools for creating prosperity and balance that with a practical approach to personal finance. While planning my topics I continue on a steep learning curve regarding the mechanics of posting a blog. I finally figured out how to add a place to sign up to receive my blog via Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed or email. These are on the right hand side of the page. Would you be interested in learning how to use positive affirmations? Or using essential oils and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to release old patterns of thought and choose new ones? Please let me know. Thanks. Here's to a sunnier economy. Let's work on creating it together.