Thursday, September 1, 2011

Writers Block and Laughter

They say it happens to everybody.  Is that true?  For me blog publishing has lately been a sporadic activity to be obviously truthful. I can't say exactly if it's writers block or something totally different.  I seem to be swimming in article drafts but I've yet to publish them. 

There is an article called The Giving Pledge  (now 45 days old) and another named Reality "TV" (reality but not so much TV).
An incomplete draft entitled Things You Can Do to Help Responsible Referrals is there along with a couple of "Stats" articles too.
The Budget Crisis and how it affects homelessness is half finished but What a Referral Can Accomplish for Nonprofits could be published.
An August Survey regarding donors and the current economy shouts for attention

Just what is preventing me from shipping? I've been giving a lot of thought to this question and came up with these probable answers.

1. Too much on my mind and too much work to do . . . maybe.
2. Fear.  (especially the one about the Giving Pledge)
3. I'm trying too hard - apparently panicked regarding the future support of nonprofits, I am trying to make my case. 
4. And let's throw in a little indecisiveness too!
This just HAS to make you smile

All worthy of consideration, there is one more, though.  All of this is supposed to be productive, worthwhile and fun.  That was stated early on and I apparently have forgotten.  A good friend posted a video on Facebook the other day and it made me laugh.  I had a meeting in Minneapolis on Tuesday and it was productive, worthwhile AND totally fun! 

Yes.  Homelessness is a serious concern. 
Yes.  The budget crisis affecting homelessness is frightening.
Yes.  Responsible Referrals is begging to help.

But there IS room for fun, right?  On a recent visit to one of the nonprofits, I spent time with homeless families and with homeless kids.  We talked. We smiled and we laughed with each other too!

Being too serious, even about serious topics, can't be healthy.  And speaking only of the doom and gloom isn't productive.  It isn't worthwhile and it isn't fun.

Giving IS fun. 

Making a difference in the lives of others IS fun.

Creating something like Responsible Referrals with a goal to create a program that will ease the way for nonprofits to assist our homeless kids and families IS fun! 

All right then. So when you're trying to decide how to give financially, consider telling someone about Responsible Referrals as well.  They become part of the solution as soon as they sign up.  Now THAT is fun! 

A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.  So in case the picture isn't enough, here's a real estate story to make you smile .

A client bought a new home and the Real Estate Broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace".

The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said. "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, "Congratulations on your new home".

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Your little guy is a doll! He makes me smile, and so does your writing quandary.:)
    Fun/joy is where it's at for sure. Without it we are powerless or as Paul says; A typical joyless (fe)male!
    Keep up the good work m.