Friday, September 5, 2008

"Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself."

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Last night while working on the computer, the TV was on in the other room and I caught a piece of John McCain's speech. This piece really moved me because I am a firm believer in taking action to change something rather than sitting back and complaining about it.

Too many people vent and complain, allowing it to fall on deaf ears. The key to change, is identifying the problem and then coming up with an idea of something YOU can do to make a difference. I have found that the quickest way to see change implemented is to either take your own action to fix it, or to offer suggestions to a person that can put the change into affect.

From John McCain's Acceptance Speech 09/04/08

"If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you're disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our Armed Forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier. Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself."

The part that really hit home for me was "Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself."

So many people live according their own personal agenda. They work to better their own lives and they do nothing to give back. Can you imagine if every person, regardless of age, were to do one small thing to help another? A truly selfless act of kindness? Doing something with no motivation other than to lend a hand in making the world a slightly better place?

I try and do what I can, and I hope you will too.

Make a difference today!


kataish said...

As much as I dislike McCain, the quote you posted is DEAD on.

Anonymous said...

I love this quote. I have been thinking about volunteering somewhere out there and this just settles my resolve on the matter, I need to do more...

Great post!

Anonymous said...

I love this quote and have it hanging above my computer. I am the director of a non-profit group in Chico, CA., called Project SAVE. We gather unused medical equipment and supplies and send all over the world to needy nations. Since 2004, we have sent the equivalent of 46 twenty foot sea containers & have goods in 32 different countries. We are all volunteers, working in donated warehouses. The last thing we do before closing the container doors is to hang an American flag, so the first things they see is our flag--and they will know it is from their friends in America. If interested, check out our photos, stories and video clips on It is good to know I am not the only one taking note of Sen. McCains quote!

Janice Walker

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