Be a GO-GIVER as well as a GO-GETTER

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This week will be full of New Years Resolutions… I have many opinions as to why New Years Resolutions FAIL.  However I will also be SETTING GOALS this week and will share more later this week.

One HUGE goal of mine is to be a GO-GIVER as well as a GO-GETTER this year.  This goal was not only inspired by my participation in the Best Buddies Challenge this past summer, but also by friends of mine getting married tonight.

Jay McHugh and Stacey Alcorn will marry on New Years Eve and have requested all gifts be in the form of donations to the BeLikeBrit foundation.  Both Jay and Stacey have many successful business ventures and I have told you about Stacey before with her awesome bookREACH: Dream, Stretch, Achieve, Influence which has already inspired me.

When they met Len and Cherylann Gengel and read the story of Britney Gengel the young MA volunteer killed in the Haiti earthquake – they just had to get involved and help.  Britney texted her parent’s this message 3 hours before the earthquake hit…

They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.

After they lost her, the Gengel’s made it their mission to make their daughters dream a reality.  They opened the Be Like Brit Orphanage in January this past year and it is home to 35 children – some day to be 66.  It is truly a fantastic story about making a difference, doing the right thing and making the world a better place.

I am honored to be attending the wedding this evening celebrating the love of these wonderful people who MAKE A DIFFERENCE everyday and helping the Be Like Brit Orphanage make a difference in so many children’s lives.

This year MY GOAL is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE – in some way… in some peoples lives… to make this world a better place.

Every small act makes a difference.  It is not just about giving buckets of money.  Just because you may think you cannot do anything grand, does not mean you are not making a difference.  Help someone, listen to someone, make someone’s day easier – that could be just the key to them making a difference as well.  AND if everyone is making a difference, imagine the snowball effect.

Happy New Year and GO-GIVE!


  1. Just by writing your blog, you’ve already made a difference in people’s lives. You are a Maven of Savin’ helping people get more bang for their buck.

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