Let me start this by saying I think I am a good person. I am not always as nice as I should be, but I help my friends when they need it. If a stranger asks me for directions, I tend to give it to them. However, I realized today that I am not really one to pay it forward.
I realized this today because that is what I am supposed to do. I tend to not give to the Salvation Army because of how they treat the LGBT community. I sometimes will give a dollar here or there, but I am not a very giving person it seems. I’m also broke a lot of the time, so there is that as well.
Today, I made it a point to donate. My friend is currently doing one of those birthday donations and I put money towards its. It’s one of the various new features on Facebook that I love. She posted it yesterday and I thought about it, and then passed it up. I threw down twenty dollars to her cause and brought her one step closer to this.
One of the things I’ve been meaning to do lately is donating more. Not just money. Money is something that I do not have a lot of to put out there into the world in excess. I do have quite a bit of time, and the more diligent and refined I get towards other aspects in my life the less time things seem to take and the more time I have.
I was thinking about reaching out to the Hudson Pride Connection and asking about ways to help. I am friends with someone in the organization itself, so I can start the conversation easily and casually. I’m also throwing an event for them which will help get me involved as well. It’s small steps towards a larger goal, but I need to make sure I do not overextend myself to the benefit of others. That’ll just put me back at where I was when I was working at the pizza place which will be good for no one.
I’m actually beating myself up about not being as giving in terms of the less fortunate than myself. If my goal is to become a superhero and take a step forward, I should be doing things to help my community further than just helping myself. Perhaps, this is one fo those things that all heroes go through. What is their reason for donning the cape and the cowl?
My reason is actually quite a bit selfish. I want to be a writer. I want to be healthy and fit. I want to be sexy. Mostly, I want these things, but I have to take the other stuff into account as well. I need to be helping people. I need to work at being a better person and a role model. I have to pay it forward to the world, and be the rounded hero that will be someone people look up to. That may take just as much work as getting abs, but I’m willing to try.
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