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A small amount goes a long way…

So, after a truly inspiring interview I did with “1000 Drawings” Creative Director, David Chong last week, I have been on this “do-good-be-good-think-good-vibe” and it’s starting to filter into my life in the smallest but most significant ways.

Yesterday, I took the plunge and divulged some rather personal, yet quirky details about myself on my blog…some of it was a little too introspective, I tend to over share sometimes, even in verbal confrontations.  Yes, my mum always said that it’s better to speak your mind being an asshole than say nothing as a coward.  So, naturally I say pretty much whatever comes to mind, on a daily basis…never mind the constant dialogue I have with myself, I wish I had a Legal Scribe to type exactly what is going through my mind at every second of the day…! She’d be overworked…but I’d totally bring her coffee and sh*t.

Back to the issue at hand…I stumbled across a post from Sheena Gates highlighting an initiative one of her friends (Briget Garvin) is running at the moment…

Briget needs a new car…The End.

Quoted from Sheena’s Blog

“Briget is running a cool little initiative. Basically, you pay her R260 and you get advertising for three years. Your money will go towards being 1 of 500 donations, all in the name of her buying a newer, better car for her family. Her blog has been around for years, and she has a sound business in Durbs that is reputable too. I’ve met this funny woman, and she’s so worth the support. Go help her out, please.”

"Because I Can"

Briget's Initiative

Now, when you read her rhymes and reasons for why she needs the car and why she…REALLY…needs a car, I honestly couldn’t help myself! I felt compelled to help and I don’t even know her…and you know what, it feels so damn good to help out a stranger.  I’m not one for believing in the power of positive thought and “The Shhhecret” and sheeet like that, it’s not not my thing…although…Karma on the other hand is something else entirely, I don’t think it’s something that you can read about in a book or watch on a DVD…it’s just what it is and shouldn’t be questioned.

Anyway, I feel a little “skaam” (shy) about posting the banking details of her initiative on this post…so here are all the relative links, nicely labeled and directed for your perusal:

Sheena’s Blog Post – Link

Briget’s Blog  Post – Link

Briget’s “My R260 Car” Propoal – Link

So what’s in it for: (Even if the philanthropy bug hasn’t hit home just yet…)

Directly quoted from Briget’s “Mt R260 Car” –

“For each person that donates R260.00 towards my car they will receive a position on the website linking back to them with a small avatar and 140 characters of text for a period of three years. This site will be proudly displayed on the car for that period giving each and everyone as much exposure as possible!

Everywhere I go, people will see the link on the car and be able to read up about this project and see the list of 500 people who made this possible.

So would you like to be one of the 500 people?? Do you have R260 and no idea what to do with it?”

So, maybe it isn’t all for “mahala“…but it’s seems like a small price to pay for the amount you’ll get back, never mind the “good vibrations”…

Becuase I Can

I'm in...I'm in...I'm in...!!!

I hope you are able to dig down deep and find a small pebble of philanthropy and cast it into the pool of generosity…it feels good man, trust me…(Hoping not to sound too much like a hippie there…)…!



3 comments on “A small amount goes a long way…

  1. see this Page
    July 21, 2013

    This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something
    that helped me. Thank you!

  2. Briget
    March 17, 2010

    Sheww!! *blush*

    THanks David, You obviously ROCK!

    🙂 🙂

    • David Alves
      March 18, 2010

      Awwh man…I don’t even know you and I’m already a huge fan and hopefully considered a friend…!

      Wishing you all the very best of luck hun!

      Keep in comms.

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