Sunday, November 30, 2008

Belated Thanksgiving Thoughts...

Hello Everyone! :-)

In the spirit of empowering people and wheelchair users, I want to quickly share my philosophy on "worrying" and also share a few simple things that anyone with a computer & Internet connection can do to make the world a little bit better.

Philosophy on Worrying

You may have noticed I sometimes write "no worries" which may seem odd since I happen to be ventilator-dependent and paralyzed from the neck down. What "no worries" means is that it makes absolutely no sense to "worry" about things that we cannot control. Worrying doesn't help anything, but it can make a person physically ill. Personally, I pray and turn all major concerns over to God and let Him worry about them. That unburdens my mind so that I can focus on today and what I can do. We all have concerns, but I believe we can all have "no worries" too.

Make the World a Little Better

On Thanksgiving, most of us had an abundance of food. But there are people who did not, and the below website is called "free rice" and it is a way we can play some simple "intellectual games" (vocabulary, geography, math, and more) and each correct answer results in 20 grains of rice being donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. They have multiple choice questions of varying degrees of difficulty, and I find it to be a fun way to both learn something and help the hungry.

You can also make a difference--in less than one minute--for SIX different charities! By simply visiting the below websites and clicking their free "donate button" you make a sponsor-paid donation for each cause. - the hunger site - the breast cancer site - the child health site - the literacy site - the rain forest site - the animal rescue site

This Thanksgiving, with our world in seemingly uncertain times, I felt it appropriate to share these thoughts. Thank you for indulging me.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving and may God bless you & yours! :-)

Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 206 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
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