You don’t get to choose into which zip code you’re born. From the start, some people find themselves positioned in a world of privilege or comfort, where basic needs always go met. Others practically come from the ashes, raised in poverty or war or abuse or injustice—or all of this. And while such great imbalance exists, this never makes it mundane or right. It makes it real, particularly if you’ve experienced it yourself. It can also provide the motivation to take positive action and lead change in our world. I am raising money for Corazón de Vida, an orphanage in Baja California, Mexico.
At Corazón de Vida, money doesn’t buy happiness but does fund many basic needs and access to greater health, wellness, education and even joy. So fundraising has become a major goal, one all of us on the board have come to own. For example, we’ve identified a vital need to connect with community leaders and people of influence to empower the organization with critical resources and sustainable programs. Staying true to the goal and such supporting strategies is a big part of what’s now giving these orphaned children a sense of real hope. The takeaway? When you focus on and develop actions tied to that goal—no matter what the goal is—that’s when you’ll experience results. More importantly, that’s when miracles happen.