THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
From Rita Emmett
Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook
The Clutter-Busting Handbook and
MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS:
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled &
It is in giving that we receive.
--- St Francis of Assisi
The only ones among us who will be truly happy are those who have
sought and found how to serve.
~~ Albert Schweitzer
Message from Rita
LET'S NOT PROCRASTINATE IN CHARITABLE GIVING.
In these tough economic times, charities report that donations are
Doesn't it seem that when we have money we don't have time, and
when we have time, we don't have money?
Anyway, if cash is in short supply, here are ideas for other ways
Donate your time instead.
Donate used clothing, or other goods.
Donate frequent flyer miles.
Donate blood or platelets.
Shop at a site such as
Igive - http://www.Igive.com
which donates part of the proceeds to the charity of your choice.
Or if you love to bake, you can occasionally bring goodies to your
local police or fire station to let these folk know they are appreciated.
Or you can request, instead of birthday or holiday gifts, that your
friends and family make a donation to a worthy cause.
Or you can simply make people aware of a worthwhile cause.
For example, I will tell you about
Women For Women
- http://www.WomenForWomen.com where you offer support to a "Foster
Sister" in a third world country. You pay $27 monthly (less than
a dollar a day) and receive a photo, information about her life,
& can exchange letters.
The woman receives training for job skills, business development,
literacy, health and community leadership. Plus she learns about
rights, hygiene, medical care, and support networks. My "sister"
Hannatu recently graduated, and when she was asked what was the
most useful program to her, she marked "corresponding with my sponsor".
That brought tears to my eyes.
What other ways can you offer support to those in need?
How about an encouraging word, a visit, invite to dinner or a shoulder
to lean on for someone you know who is struggling - a neighbor who
is out of work, a friend going through hard times, a family with
someone in the military? This is not a time to avoid people because
you don't know what to say. This is a time to step outside your
comfort zone, say anything (or even nothing) and just be there for
Fear and insecurity can be devastating. Words or acts of support
and encouragement can be more helpful than you ever realize ...
even if you are in the same boat.
Want some ideas for offering help at your workplace?
You can make it easy for people to lend a helping hand by setting
up a donation box at work & one person can offer to take responsibility
to bring donated items to a favorite charity. Or you and fellow
workers can join together to call a local church and offer to pay
the rent or electric bill of a struggling family who needs help.
Here at Emmett Enterprises, Inc., Bruce and I send 10% of the profits
of all our books to the Sisters of Loretto who taught me to write
in high school and encouraged me to write a book some day.
Also, when you purchase a product from our web that is mailed to
you, you will find a plastic bag tucked inside. It is a pre-paid
mailer to send you old cell phone and charger to "Cell Phones for
Soldiers". Two teenagers were shocked to find that our military
personnel have to pay a high price to call home from Iraq and other
countries. So they started this program where, through AT&T, old
cell phones are exchanged for phone minutes. They have provided
phone cards with over two million phone minutes to our troops overseas.
These are very small ways to support charities, but that's the point.
If we can't support in big ways, we don't HAVE to stop making contributions.
If we all contribute in little ways, it will still help to make
a big difference.
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INTRODUCING A NEW CD
Are You Crazy or Just Tired?: Important Information for Women Over 40
Rita Emmett interviews Dr. Bill Hemmer
You might wonder why a man would be writing about women's hormone
issues? Let's just say in every successful man's life there is a
good woman behind him and Dr. Bill is no different.
His wife was dealing with many of the same issues almost all women
deal with at this age. He spent countless hours of research and
discovered that women over 40 have the most unresolved health problems
of any group of people in this country. His wife really thought
she was going crazy. And what Dr. Bill found out through his research
is there are literally millions of people feeling the same way she
does. In this interview, he gives information and answers to questions
that women have been asking for years.
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Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook,
The Clutter-Busting Handbook
and MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS:
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled and Overwhelmed
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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