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The busier my life becomes the more I am appreciating small, short, to the point books. Books with a big message but few pages. Live Generously, 50 Small Acts That Make A Big Difference, happens to be one of those books that we all should have on our night stand and frequently flip through for reminders on how little things add up. Where have I heard that idea before, oh…yeah…this blog! Just doing something makes a big difference. That’s what Green and Clean Mom is all about, doing a little something ever day.
Living generously isn’t about competition. It isn’t about who is doing the most or who isn’t. I love this. It is also powerful and this one act alone has created over 9,000 different generous actions and counting. Geez, I should see who I’ve influenced and start counting! Nah, the idea really is the power of inspiration and motivation and leading by example and making people feel comfortable. I’ve said over and over in interviews that it’s about helping someone start where they are comfortable and going from there. Help someone find “their” starting point. For me, it was the toxins in my home but for someone else it could be the car they drive of the plastic bags or water bottles.
Live Generously, 50 Small Acts That Make A Big Difference, has some great starting points. From planting bulbs, to using craigslist, donating to a non-profit in your will, becoming a blood donor, to getting to know our local political leaders. A small book with big ideas that add up to making a big difference when we all do something. A fabulous holiday gift or wedding gift! I’ve been reading a new small act every night before bed and it reminds me, I can do something. Sometimes it feels like I can’t but really I can and so can you.
One lucky newsletter subscriber will win a copy of this book. Subscribe to the newsletter to be entered to win. Drawing will take place on October 1, 2008. See official rules for details.