Itâ€™s been a while since Iâ€™ve blogged or Â been on a QUEST! But the time has come for both…and this one has nothing to do with Bill Murray, unless he wanted to participate of course.
Moving to DC has been an amazing adventure. Iâ€™m loving being a part of the Jack Diamond Morning Show, Iâ€™m falling in love with the city and all of the amazing things it has to offer, Iâ€™m meeting new people, BUT lately Iâ€™ve felt like something was missing in my life.
Friday evening, I spoke to the Benton Family. Joey was back in the hospital for a few days getting his body back on track so he can continue making a mark on this world the way only he can. As Iâ€™ve written multiple times before, that family has impacted my life in so many ways. One way, being a better person.
The next morning, my girlfriend Melissa and I were walking down Connecticut Ave. when a homeless man asked for some change. Immediately Melissa reached into her purse, grabbed some money, and handed it to the nice man.
Sunday afternoon I picked up Glamour Magazine and saw an article about giving for an entire month and I was inspired. Itâ€™s been a long time since Iâ€™ve committed to making the world a better placeâ€¦too long. Itâ€™s time to make a change and Iâ€™m going to start with the Manâ€¦or Woman in the Mirror. As Michael Jackson once said, â€œItâ€™s gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference. Gonna make it right.â€
I am beginning my Quest to Be a Better Person by starting 30 Days of Giving on Friday November 19, 2010. For the next 30 days I am going to do something GOOD every day. Everything from helping an old woman cross the street, buying dinner for a stranger, volunteering at an animal shelter, to promoting a Cystic Fibrosis Event. If I hadn’t signed up for Relay for Life years ago, I would’ve never met the Benton’s. If I didn’t volunteer at a Nursing Home as a pre-teen, I wouldn’t have met an incredible deaf man that taught me how to sign (or at least say, “I want hamburgers” which is still very beneficial 14 years later). It’s incredible the affect that GIVING has on the person you are giving to and yourself.
I encourage you to join me on this Quest and start your own 30 Days of Givingâ€¦of course I would LOVE for you to keep me updated along the way.
Being new to town, if you are in the DC area and know of any charity events or programs that you think I should be involved in, feel free to email meÂ firstname.lastname@example.org Iâ€™ll do my best to add it to the list!