A Charity That Uses ALL of your Donation for Its Cause

There’s a good reason why I don’t donate to most charities. I don’t approve of how they spend some, if not a good portion, of they money they receive for donations. Exorbitant salaries, luxurious overhead and trips, celebration parties among other parties, etc. You might call me judgmental for it, and I’d come back at you with You’re damn right, I am! And count yourself lucky if I don’t throw some expletives at you to adequately describe how I feel.

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What will the 2010 Winter Olympics Inspire YOU to Do?

The Olympics is a rich source of inspiration. It is somewhat regrettable it only comes once every four years, although the stagger to make it every two years definitely helps.

So, with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics now over, what will it inspire you to do?

Or what did it inspire you to do if you’ve already started something by the time you read this?

I’m going to take up a new winter sport next year. I don’t know what it will be yet. I’ll try a few and decide.

Maybe I’ll curl more avidly than just a game a year.

Maybe for the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, they will have a long track for me to try out long track speed skating.

I’m sure cross-country skiing could benefit me. I’m just not much of a cold weather guy, even though I do my marathon training outdoors during winter. I didn’t say I liked it, though.

Maybe I’ll finally learn to skate backwards or stop like a hockey player. I can only do wicked corners right now so maybe short track speed skating.

I’m not going to dream big, because I know the most difficult part in any long journey is taking the first step. I’ve done that for 27 marathons now, along with many more less literal journeys. It’s time for another journey.

Any suggestions for a 5′ 2″ 108 lbs. guy with strong legs, lots of endurance and coordination?

I’ll take summer sport suggestions, too! 🙂

Also any suggestions for Olympics withdrawal?

Where’s a good rehab place?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.4

Sources of Inspiration Facebook Note

facebook notes for thinkersCopy the text between the dotted line as your note in Facebook, MySpace or other places. Put each of your answer on the line just below each prompt.

To make this an English as a Second / Foreign Language exercise, assign the note with some degree of explanation for each answer, whether a sentence, short paragraph or presentation.

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We are all inspired by others to some extent.

List a person or thing in the categories listed who inspires you, who lifts your spirits or who you admire. You may choose a few if it makes it easier for you since it isn’t always easy to choose one. You may also choose someone no longer living. However, challenge yourself to have an answer for each one because more sources of inspiration isn’t a bad thing in life, you know! If you absolutely don’t have an answer, though, you can write NONE. Your answers don’t have to be your best choice, just a choice that is true.

So put your CAPS LOCKS key ON to accentuate your answers and let’s get going!

 
1. Musician / band / singer

 
2. Natural object or event

 
3. Immediate family member

 
4. Animal

 
5. Athlete

 
6. Relative

 
7. Fictional character

 
8. Religious figure

 
9. Coworker / professional / entrepreneur

 
10. Actor / actress

 
11. Teacher of any sort at any level

 
12. Writer / poet

 
13. Someone who deserves more respect

 
14. Scientist / engineer / technology person

 
15. Politician / diplomat / ambassador

 
16. Book

 
17. Activist

 
18. Song

 
19. Someone you don’t like but respect

 
20. Friend

 
Say something on any or all of your choices, individually or as a group:

 

Please tag some friends to encourage them to try this note, along with anybody you mention who can be tagged. You may want to avoid using full names of people you know who are not famous because they may prefer it that way. Please include me in your tags because I want to know your sources of inspiration.

For more introspective Facebook notes like this, please see https://digitalcitizen.ca/facebook-notes/

 
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1. Musician / band / singer
BOB DYLAN

2. Natural object or event
SUNRISE

3. Immediate family member
WHOLE FAMILY

4. Animal
KILLER WHALE

5. Athlete
MICHAEL JORDAN

6. Relative
ENTIRE MOM’S SIDE OF THE FAMILY

7. Fictional character
LT. COMMANDER DATA ON STAR TREK

8. Religious figure
THE DALAI LAMA

9. Coworker / professional / entrepreneur
MY DOCTOR

10. Actor / actress
HUGH JACKMAN

11. Teacher of any sort at any level
DRS. T.S. CAMERON AND M.A. WHITE

12. Writer / poet
EMILY DICKINSON

13. Someone who deserves more respect
DAVE S. IN VANCOUVER

14. Scientist / engineer / technology person
STEPHEN HAWKING

15. Politician / diplomat / ambassador
BARACK OBAMA

16. Book
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

17. Activist
DAVID SUZUKI

18. Song
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

19. Someone you don’t like but respect
TOM BRADY

20. Friend
DENISE R.

Say something on any or all of your choices, individually or as a group:
This wasn’t hard for me as I find inspiration easily in life, whether people or things. I could have done this note with 10 names apiece. I could have done this with people I know only rather than some famous people and some I know. I live by the philosophy I can learn something from everyone I meet, hear of, read about, etc. Most of it is positive and that usually equates to inspiration. It’s a wonderful mindset to constantly be in. It’s only too bad that with so many choices, in doing this note quickly, I didn’t come up with some more interesting answers since some sources of inspiration are much more prominent than others.