If you have been following my blog since I started it in 2015, you may have noticed that I enjoying fundraising for various causes. If you follow me on Instagram (@kittymojito), you would see me holding raffles, toy drives, etc to raise money for sick cats, pledges to get cats out of kill shelters and various other causes.
A few days ago, someone asked me why I go through all this ‘trouble’ to raise money for people/cats/pets that I don’t know and if I am sure that the money I raise for them are actually used for the said cause. The question caught me off guard but I found myself responding without hesitation.
The reason is very simple. It is because ‘I WANT TO’.
I live by a very simple mantra and that is ‘Stop wishing and start doing’. If there is something that I want changed, I don’t wait for something or someone to make that happen, I try to do something about it myself. If I see someone that needs help, I do what I can to help them. It may be with time, talent or maybe even money. To me, the most important thing is the effort. The fact that I TRIED to do something nice for someone, that effort may even be life changing for that person.
I am not that good with words (I know right? A blogger that is bad with words??? LOL) and there is no flowery way to describe the feeling of making a difference in someone’s life but let me tell you, it is the best.
Here are some of my favourite quotes about giving!
So the next time someone reaches out to you for help, don’t overthink it! Just say yes! If you cannot help financially, share their story with a friend, a colleague, on social media etc. It will not take up too much of your time to listen, show empathy and share!
My passion is cats. When I see a cat that needs help for surgery or to be saved from a horrifying kill shelter, I do not hesitate for a second. Those stories get shared on all my social media outlets and to date, we (the Cats of Instagram) community have saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of cats! That is something I am very proud to be a part of.