Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cocoons and Tadpoles, Butterflies and Frogs


Cocoons and tadpoles...
Butterflies & frogs...
We all change, we all grow...
we all have an impact on the world around us,
much of which we will never see, never know, never understand...
but we gotta believe...
The Butterfly Effect

Just as a passing strangers comment at the bank lingered for days in my mind, infecting me with a silly feel-good sensation...I have to have faith that my silly sensation emitted out and touched someone, somewhere in some positive way.

Sometimes, often in fact, all it takes is a word.
Speaking, in and of itself, is an action.
Every action is preceded by thought, even if momentary.
So, I propose to you, as my mother did to me...
if you have a positive thought... share it.

If you see something nice, smell something good, hear something magical...acknowledge it.

The world can be such a dark place if you keep the blinds pulled down over the windows of your mind...
Let the sunlight in & let your love light out...

Timeless words...


Enjoy the attached music, if you will, let your love light shine and beneath that, find a letter KIVA.ORG offered to forward to people from my address book last week and I thought better to post here for folks to pick and choose whether or not they want to be a recipient. I am lucky to have found it via our Wounded Healer...

....always broke, but never poor. together, we are all as one
and LoVe knows no boundaries...





Hi!

I just made a loan to someone in Tajikistan using a revolutionary new website called Kiva (www.kiva.org).

You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone across the globe who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the entrepreneur is going.

The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

I just made a loan to an entrepreneur named Mutaramhon Valieva in Tajikistan. They still need another $700 to complete their loan request of $925 (you can loan as little as $25!). Help me get this entrepreneur off the ground by clicking on the link below to make a loan to Mutaramhon Valieva too:

http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=101693

It's finally easy to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for. And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a
sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back.

Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time.

Thanks!

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What others are saying about www.Kiva.org: 'Revolutionising how donors and lenders in the US are connecting with small entrepreneurs in developing countries.'-- BBC 'If you've got 25 bucks, a PC and a PayPal account, you've now got the wherewithal to be an international financier.'-- CNN Money 'Smaller investors can make loans of as little as $25 to specific individual entrepreneurs through a service launched last fall by Kiva.org.'-- The Wall Street Journal 'An inexpensive feel-good investment opportunity...All loaned funds go directly to the applicants, and most loans are repaid in full.'-- Entrepreneur Magazine

7 comments:

KarmaLennon said...

I love this post!!! The Butterfly Effect is something I'm seeing more and more in my life and my world and I'm trying my hardest to live by it. :) And I've heard of this entrepreneur website but never checked it out. But now I will. P&L

skinnylittlesister said...

:) Karma...everything grows, especially that which we nurture & believe in. May we soak up and share the good stuff in life, spit out and leave the bad stuff...pls&f, right?

That website seems to be legit & a great idea. I essentially live paycheck to paycheck & try not to loan money unless I am comfortable with not getting it back. Lol, I do it so often on a personal level... it was really nice to be able to do it on a different type of personal level. I 'loaned' money to a seamstress...makes me feel good that she might be better prepared to pursue her dreams. :) I am in full support of dream-chasing...tis the difference between fantasy and reality.
Much Peace Dear Karma...have fun in NYC!!!

The CEO said...

An economist in India just won the Nobel Prize in Economics for the concept of micro-banking. This is where normal banks can't go as the loans are too small for a normal bank to handle. Normally, these would be credit card transactions. Good on you, Skinny!
p&l,
monty

skinnylittlesister said...

Monty...
I think it is a wonderful concept. Unlike credit cards, where us westerners buy anything and everything on a continuous basis, they have to handle it like a traditional loan. For the most part, I don't see the applicants getting in over their heads or squandering the money away on dinners out, bar tabs and other wasteful consumables. The economist you mention completely deserves that Nobel peace prize.
much peace monty.

she said...

your words, spirit, energy, creativity, generosity, compassion, humor..

always have a positive impact on me

thank you skinny! i love how your mom raised you.. and how you listened and honor the great words of advice she shared

i agree! peace, love, blessings to you, ~s.

skinnylittlesister said...

She... I am blessed with an awesome Mother, among many other things in life, no doubt....just as your children are. P&L to you...

Mel said...

Can I just be miffed that the Moof Monster ate my previous comment?

.....rawr....