This particular posting is dedicated to my adopted niece's grandmother, Ms. Florence Macomber.
Every time my niece, Stephanie Macomber, set out to go somewhere or do something, her grandmother would slip her a few bucks and say, "Every little bit helps." And that, my friends, is the whole point of this blog. How often do we use that phrase ourselves when clipping coupons or waiting for a sale? Don't we teach our children this concept when we give them chores? Don't we show that a little bit goes a long way every time we donate clothing or items to charity? So let me ask you now, do you have a few moments out of each week that you can give to your country?
There are many ways to give back to our country. We can share information via social networking sites or write an article. We can donate a little time each month to a charity that supports our returning soldiers and/or their families. We can contribute to a candidate or donate our time to their campaign. Or we can simply teach our children what a great country they live in. Every little bit helps when it comes to the preservation of our freedoms and the future.
Even in the Bible we are taught that a little bit can go a long way toward making a difference. For example, the widow of Zarephath shared the little bit of flour and oil she had left with the prophet Elijah. It wasn't much, but she gave all she had for what she believed in. As a result of her courage and faith in her God, the message continued to go forth and her needs were always met. What would have happened if she hadn't given her little bit? Would Elijah have been able to continue on?
Everyday, I spend time gathering information about the politics of our country. It isn't much, at least not in my humble opinion, but I share what I have. My hope is that, in some small way, I will contribute to the greatness of this country and preserve the freedoms we all hold so dear for future generations. When I find the humor in politics, I share that. When I find sadness, I share it. And when I find great strength and courage in one Patriot, I pass it on to others.
How much are you willing to give? Can you support a charity that helps military families left behind by a loved one by donating food, clothing or items they need? Can you teach your children to put together care packages and send them off to those fighting overseas to protect us? Can you share some news with others via social networking sites regarding something you discovered? Can you display an American Flag to show pride in your country? Are you willing to take a few moments each week to make a difference in your country by sharing the "little bit" that you can?
What we, as women, need to remember is that "Every little bit helps". It doesn't have to be money or a great deal of time. By contributing just a little to our country in whatever way we can, we will lead the way for a better tomorrow and preserve what we have today.