“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Many of us have a laundry list of things we would like to eliminate that would make our lives so much more fulfilling. I have a list and I’ll bet you do, too! I would like to get rid of:
- Pesky flies that annoy me, to no end, on hot summer nights
- The availability of parallel parking only, in some cities
- Driving in snowstorms when the weatherman has reported clear skies.
- Weeds that invade gardens
- Mail that has been returned, to sender, for no apparent reason.
As I began to put together this list of what I want to eliminate from my life, I realized they are only pet peeves. It became apparent that I have so very little to complain about. These things are all so petty and inconsequential! How fortunate that I am not in a place where what needs to be eliminated from my life isn’t the difference between life and death.
Until now, there have been millions of families, in certain countries around the world, who have lost mothers and newborn children because they didn’t have the 60 cents to vaccinate against maternal and neo-natal tetanus. This is about to change! UNICEF www.unicefusa.org and Kiwanis International http://bit.ly/clHB17 have joined forces to eradicate tetanus all around the world, by providing resources for vaccinating against this fatal disease. Approximately one hundred twenty-nine million mothers and their unborn babies are currently unprotected against this disease.
As a member of Kiwanis, I could not be more proud of this global project that will truly “change the world, one child and one community at a time.” For more information on Project Eliminate and what you can do to help, please visit www.kiwanis.org. If you are interested in becoming a member of this wonderful service organization, contact a town or city near you where Kiwanis has a club. Find out when they meet, so you can visit as a guest.
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