Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Princess' Guide: The Ten Most Powerful Words

Growing up, I was in 4-H for about a bajillion years. I learned to cook and sew and slop hogs -- and one fantastic summer at the Texas 4-H Center, I learned that the 10 most important words in the English language are, "If it is to be, it is up to me."

Now.... Some of you are thinking, "No, Chica. If it is to be, it is up to God." And you're right. But every now and then, God needs you to step up and take a role in His plan.

If you're looking for a job, you can't just sit on the couch eating bon-bons. You've got to get a resume together and get it out there.

If you live way out in the boonies, you can't just wait for Prince Charming to get thrown off his horse and land on your porch. You've got to get on E-Farmony or put a listing in Farm Journal's Agricultural Singles Directory (Not that I'd know anything about that.....) and hope your luck holds in the process.

But seriously, you can't just sit around and wait for good things to happen.

Fundraising for the 3-Day is just that. If it is to be, it is up to YOU. You can't sit on your couch watching Days of Our Lives and expect those checks to come rolling in the door. (I know your heart is breaking over Bo and Hope -- I'm right there with ya. But still.)

You've got to get out there and Git er Done.

Here's the cool part... You have as many options for raising $2300 as there are 3-Day walkers. And the really cool part? You can use whatever you're passionate about to make it happen.

Like riding your motorcycle? Organize a biker rally. Like crafting? Make pink stuff and sell it. Is baking your forte? Have a bake sale.

Just remember.... If it is to be, it is up to YOU! One person CAN make a difference. If we're going to find a cure for this beast, we need YOU to be at the top of your game!


Leanne...the walker said...

I have come to absolutely adore your blog, D'Lyn! This is probably one of the best posts about fundraising that I've ever read. You are absolutely right! Fundraising is challenging, so get off your rear and do it. There are so many creative ways to raise the $2300 and it will probably take a few of them to get you there! You are awesome!

maryjoalle said...

You are sooo right! I am embarking on my third 3 DAY and the fundraising totally energizes me. My fist fundraiser is a winetasting...starting this Friday and running through all of April on Friday nights! What could be more fun...tasting wine and raising funds for the 3 DAY all at the SAME TIME!!!!!!

Margie said...

Fabulous post! We all need a kick in the behind at times to get moving. :-) I think I need to go get off mine and continue my efforts!

Nicole said...

I am a FIRM believer in this mantra and mentality, so right on, sister! Love your blog and posts. :)