Mariah: Volunteering and Blogging Her Way to Success
IF you work for a non-profit company, then you dont hope to become financially successful in it. It is a type of employment that reveals a heart that desires to see people live better lives in this world. The story that we will tell today is about someone who became very passionate about helping others that in the end she gained great success.
This story begins with a little girl who is seven years old. Mariah lived a comfortable life growing up with her brother and with parents who worked hard to give them this kind of life. Like a typical average family,
One day Mariah encountered a truly poor man wearing filthy rags on their way to the car. The sadness in his eyes was more than Mariah could take that she had to ask her mother to buy food for the man. The man ate the food heartily not having eaten in days.
Something began to change in Mariahs heart through that incident. As she was growing up, the passion for helping other people grow strong in her heart. So, she asked her parents to volunteer with her at a soup kitchen. In time, the family of Mariah began joining other programs that help the less fortunate people in their community.
However, her parents wanted her to realize that if she wanted to give away things, then she has to give away not somebody elses possession but something that she worked hard for herself. Mariah understood what her parents were saying so at a very young age, she got a job waiting tables at a restaurant.
Half of her earning were given to the poor and she saved the other half. She continues her volunteer work and buys toys to give away to children on Christmas day.
One of her teachers gave Mariah a very wonderful idea of writing a blog about the volunteer work that she was doing so that other would be encouraged to follow her example. Mariah had no idea how to start a blog but with much difficulty gave it a shot. This was not something she as comfortable with so promoting her blog was really tough. You can read more now about marketing here.
Mariah, the blogger, was then born. Soon people were sending contributions to her blog. Today, her blog earns her six figures a year of which half goes to her favorite charity.