How do you describe generosity that moves beyond the bounds of the everyday random act of kindness? Tonight I am sitting here unable to sleep because I am thinking about what’s happening over at Do the Write Thing for Nashville. I am having a hard time finding the words. It is huge. HUGE.
As some of you may know, when I am not writing, I run a small nonprofit organization. Like many orgs out there, mine subsists solely on the generosity of those who choose to donate. So you can imagine how much I love seeing people rally for a cause, any cause. I am a cause believer, through and through. I think it is vitally important to do the right thing when people are in need and you can help.
When this group came together at Do the Write Thing for Nashville to rally for the wonderful cause for Nashville Flood Relief – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, I knew I would be a part of it, even if only to spread the word. (…and it seems to bid until my mouse refused to click *refresh* any longer.)
But seriously, have you seen what is going on over there? People are bidding. Lots of people. People are overbidding. Lots of those too. Amazing donors are coming out of the woodwork to give incredible gifts. They are adding twists to their gifts to include the runners up. Agents, writers, crafters, blog designers, book trailer makers, artists, and.. It has grown to the point where the amazing organizers: Victoria Schwab, Amanda Morgan, and Myra McEntire have to stop accepting donations and somehow figure out how to make this thing end on Day 10.
It is so easy to watch the news and feel like the world is spinning out of control and into the gutter. But when real people are given the opportunity to come together to help out – truly amazing things happen. All the time.
Sorry for getting sappy – but I am truly moved by the generosity of the people giving their gifts and talents, and by the people who are giving their hard earned money and continuing to do so.
Get over there… only 4 more days left!