Pitching In and Digging Deep

Economically speaking, it’s been a rough few years for many families and their communities. Despite the hardships many people face they have still been able to lend a hand to others in need; giving their time and money. I enjoy watching the TV reality show Secret Millionaire, because the concept of giving is evident in the program. Millionaires are placed in poverty-stricken communities for one week and must live on a very modest stipend with no resemblance of their own lives; no cell phones, no credit cards and no contact with their families.

The participants don’t have a lot of time to dwell on the things they’re lacking in their new surroundings because they quickly seek out local organizations to offer assistance through volunteering. While they volunteer, the participants get an opportunity to see first hand how the organization directly impacts the community, for the better. In the end, although the participants return back to their lives of luxury, I’m sure their volunteer experiences stay with them.

Many of us might not have the monetary wealth of millionaires, but we are all rich because the invaluable rewards of giving are available to anyone.

Casually speaking and all the best,



  1. Mercedes, you are truly an angel on earth. Thank you so much for making the time to share life with us, who are always too busy to share and give of our time to others. Your blog at least helps us to stop for a minute to think and enjoy life’s experiences other than our own.

    1. I’m humbled by your comment. That’s one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said about me; I appreciate your kind words. I recognized a long time ago that God wrote me a blank check, to be applied to my talents and gifts. In return, I continue to make deposits in the earth and when it’s my time I’ll leave here empty.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s