I believe that Americans want to be of service to America. I read someplace, I think it was Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention, that a person that performs an act of kindness gets a rise in their serotonin or "feel good" hormones along with the person for whom the act is intended. Also, this is weird, that a person seeing or witnessing an act of kindness also get a rise in their serotonin level. Isn't that the kind of domino effect that we hope and wish for. And Dee, your granddaughter will forever be blessed for stepping out and helping some kids have a better life!! I wish young people would heed the President's call and begin to work for change. Okay, my soapbox for the day!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Lisa, just last night, I was considering what kind of community service our 13 year old granddaughter could do because this is an age where it is important to expand beyond peer groups and personal concerns. I believe reaching out helps kids stay out of trouble, and helps them appreciate what they have, and gives them confidence and compassion.
I've wondered how her 70 year old grandmother (me)can be of service as well as expand her social life, which is sadly lacking except for the internet.
You have given me a direction in which to proceed.
Dee - Westerm Oregon
On second thought, I'm thinking we do not so much create our own lives as we are created by what happens to us and those we love.
They say, there is always a choice - but I'm not so sure there really is.
Help move President Obama's agenda along. In my community after the election, the "change crews" were continuing to meet, to define ways to identify pressing community issues. There were surveys solicited on line, and even some door to door surveys were done. This group is continuing to define and strategize to identify, then work with local leaders and community groups to determine the best ways to attack the worst issues in our community. As this is happening in my area, I imagine that many of you are still associated with campaign organizers and volunteers in your areas who are working to maintain some ongoing activity for the community good.
In that light, I was excited to receive this email. I wanted to share it with the team because I thought if this happens all across America, we really can come together for the common good and make this world a better place. Isn't that exciting? Let me know what you think?
Forwarded from USACAN Homepage:
Good morning, my caring and wonderfully active peeps.
I have some really great news. I have something, that if it is of interest to you, is a truly fabulous project to get behind.
Homepage for Obama's Angels: www.manyone.net/obamasangels/
This last week, I was approached by Gigi from Obama's Angels. They are a nonprofit arm of the DNC created to support Obama's humanitarian initiatives. They reached out to us CAN groups (so cool) to ask us to help them spread the word of their goals and plans. And they are really wonderful goals and plans.
First, let me tell you that they started as we did....with a worry that this incredible movement might die after Election Day. So three months before the election, they were formed to exist whether or not Obama won. Again, very cool.
The "National Council for Obama's Angels - Headquarters, SLC", "Obama's Angels" for short, is a national and international grassroots organization created, and approved as an international and national community service group by the Barack Obama 2008 campaign, before the Presidential Elections. (see "National Council for Obama's Angels" in the old barackobama.com site -- hey that's us!!!!).
"Our purpose is to preserve, promote and support President Barack Obama's humanitarian and activist agenda of community outreach and service, inclusive and beyond Party lines, after the the 2008 Presidential Elections. We work to unite people in the United States and in the world, through effective community and humanitarian service."
" Our mission is to do "Good Works" through volunteer service, while inspiring, training and supporting others who are doing the same."
WHAT THEY DO: Obama's Angels provides logistic support, volunteer labor, community organizing training and "think-tank" support to existing humanitarian and activist organizations that are developing projects which advance President Obama's agenda. We back projects and activities which help to improve our quality of life and help the world to become a more peaceful place.
They are having a leadership conference in May. No details have been released yet. The goal is that they want to open Obama's Angels offices all over the U.S. and they want our help.
As they are just putting their speakers together now, please do not bombard their offices with questions about details of the conference because it is being developed as we speak and there is no link to it yet or public announcement. We are the first to know.
It would be really nice, however, to join their web site and get up to speed on their organization. If you are a Camp Obama TEACHER, please do contact them as they are putting together their different seminars for this leadership conference right now and could use your support and knowledge passed on.
Tell them Lisa sent you.
Needless to say, send this everywhere and anywhere. Get the word out. Let's show these naysayers how powerful we can be and how our truly, honorably this nation's 44th President Barack Obama rolls. Community Activism is going to be the #1 fasting growing sector of the United States. And we are going to kick it off. Opening Obama's Angels across the country. Very exciting.
Go people. This is not a drill!!
Lisa Lindo National USA.CAN Group Administrator (Community Action Networks) Associate Producer Vote For Change Campaign -- http://obeygiant.com/voteforchange/ You Tube: You Made Me Love You, Obama! Economic URL: IfTheBuckStopsHereShootIt.com Twitter: lisalindo
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