"Making a difference one person at a time Jackson's "We are the World"

In memory of the good times, a song to unite the world.

The inspired and upbeat “We Are the World” is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a super group of 45 popular musicians to raise money for Africa which had experienced unusual drought in 1984/1985. Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote the song for charity, knowing there were people dying of starvation in Africa. Quincy Jones agreed to produce and sent a demo to all the participating artists, along with a note to “check their egos at the door”. Vocal format Jones worked out which singers would perform which lyrics, studying recordings of each of the selected singers to decide which would work well with each other.He paired Billy Joel with Tina Turner and Willie Nelson with Dionne Warwick, as well as Michael Jackson with Prince (who was a no-show for the recording), so instead with Diana Ross. During the performance, the solo portions, sung by the lead singers, allowed their distinctive, famous voices to be heard individually, or in pairs, for a short phrase, before the entire group sang the third repetition of the chorus verses. Fifty singers were turned down from lending their voices to the group effort. When the song was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief.

We can make a difference one person at a time.

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Changing the lives of The Invisible Children of Uganda

In the spring of 2003, three young Americans Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole ages 24, 21 and 19 traveled to Africa in search of a story to capture on video. What they found was a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them. They story they found changed their lives and many others lives forever.

Producers of Invisible Children Movie
Producers of Invisible Children Movie

This is a documentary of the children of war involving weapons, abductions and abuse. The children are the victims. The “Invisible Children: rough cut” film exposes the effects of a 20 year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. These children live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers, and are being forced to fight as a part of violent army. It is sad, but hopeful.

You too can make a difference one person at a time.

Thanks guys for your heart felt work.

See this film, you will be forever change

The Invisible Children

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"Beth the ultimate birthday card sender"

People helping People

The ultimate birthday greeting card maker

Beth Catlin loves to make and send birthday cards to people. She sends them to neighbors, friends, acquaintances and many people she has never met. She has created these special greetings for people for 40 years. Even if she has only met you once and you never are in contact with you again she will remember your birthday for as long as she lives and send you a card.
This special gift comes from the fact that she is a savant and her special gift to the planet is her ability to remember names, addresses and birthdates. She makes and mails about 3,800 birthday cards a year to people she has me

The 50-year-old is a savant, who while being diagnosed as mentally challenged also has the amazing ability to recall numbers, dates and, of course, birthdays with computer-like precision.

When Catlin was first profiled by the Patriot-News in 1995, she was averaging about 1,400 cards a year. This year, she surpassed 3,800 with each date, name and address cataloged in her brain for life.
Most of the funding to continue her work comes through Elizabeth’s job at the S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training, a workshop for people with disabilities. All donations are appreciated. Creating and sending birthday greetings is as much a part of her daily routine as going to work and doing her chores.

On September 22, Elizabeth’s birthday people get to give back to her for her kindness and gift card to them over the years. She receives more than 200 cards, many bearing gifts of stamps.

Please send Beth a card and some stamps as a surprise for her birthday and wonderful service at:

S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training
262 Silver Spring Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 766-8512 (717) 243-2397

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"Creating peace inside and in business dealings"

Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz’s Code for Life


1. Be impeccable with your word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. agreement

2. Don’t take anything personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. agreement

3 . Don’t make assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. agreement

4. Always do your best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Yes ,we can change the world -one dedicated person at a time.

Don Miguel Ruiz’s philosophy come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico. The Toltec were ‘people of knowledge’ – scientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same entity, believing that all energy – material or ethereal – is derived from and governed by the universe.

Don Miguel Ruiz was a medical doctor and surgeon in Mexico After an automobile accident, he returned to his roots as Toltec and began healing, teaching, lecturing and writing during the 1980’s and 90’s.

Thank you for your inspired guidance, wisdom and peace you share.

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Excerpts courtesy of businessballs.com/thefouragreementsdonmiguelruiz

Excerpts courtesy of rethinkingeducation.net/adults.html#immersions

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Runnig across America to inspire others

Inspiring herself and others to follow their dreams and stay healthy, Katie Visco is running across America. She will be the youngest women to travel this distance when she completes the run in December ’09. She is 23 years old.

Katie running across America
Katie running across America

Katie is not running nonstop, but will travel in her running shoes to various places across America she has wanted to see and visit a bit. this is a dream she has had since she was a teen.
In the course of the trip she will need to stay well hydrated and have good nutritionally supportive food. During the run she estimates that she will run through 200 to 300 pairs of running sneakers.
Katie welcomes all to join her along her route for a short or long run with her.
Good running Katie!

Help yourself and American stay healthy and follow your dreams today.
Thanks Katie for helping us see another way People are helping other people.

Create a plan to embrace your dream, and run towards it fully!


She needs your help. Please make a donation now. Donations will go towards run costs and all net proceeds to her charity, Girls on the Run
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Excerpts courtesy of paveyourlane.com

"Relax-where you want to go."

Another way people are helping people.

Take a break and relax.

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Thanks Christian Tatonetti for your beautiful music!

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