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#455264 - 11/27/13 04:20 PM Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big
Publius Offline

Registered: 03/13/12
Posts: 444
Loc: OH
Recently I took a job with one of those big chain book stores we all know and love/hate. All in all the job has been pretty horrid given it is retail and my employer picked up the same post-2008 crash playbook as every other major retail. Many of you have probably experienced it, that is getting paid minimum wage for maximum labor all while working under constant pressure to perform by your 4-5 managers : P Safe to say it sucks and I can't wait to get a less stressful job!

In any case, during the holidays my store does the usual donation drive for any number of charities. Well, every year they do one for children and usually end up doing a drive for the local Children's Medical Center (a worthy cause). However, I persuaded my managers to take gift donations for a local charity house that helps abused and neglected children with their psychological, medical, and legal issues. I had visited the center before during their open house and found their operation to be quite impressive.

In any case, the donation drive will continue on through Christmas and we are already on track to bring in thousands of dollars in books and toys for the children! I was able to put together a list of relevant materials such as "A Terrible Thing Happened" and "I Said No!" that will hopefully serve to help out some kid in need but also plenty of toys as well. In essence, WE can make a difference for all survivors in our communities. All it took for me was a quick conversation about the benefits of the cause and they were on board. Best of all, it is incredibly heartening to see how many people believe in our cause when it is brought to their attention. We have lots of friends out there : )
"Life is like this dark tunnel. You may not always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place." ~ General Iroh

#455269 - 11/27/13 05:05 PM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
risingagain Offline

Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 597
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada

What a wonderful cause you have championed ! I wish you great success in raising awareness and funds through your work over Christmas... it's inspiring to me to read this!!!


#455300 - 11/27/13 11:47 PM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4134
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
well done, Publius!

i am proud of you .

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

#455302 - 11/28/13 12:01 AM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
ThisMan Offline

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 778
Loc: upper south
I am most impressed. Terrific that you brought the attention to children who haven't had their voices heard. This is what makes a difference! Thanks for sharing.

For now we see through a glass, darkly.

#455303 - 11/28/13 12:02 AM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
don64 Offline

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1104
Loc: St. Croix, USVI
What a way to spread your love, Publius! And, to think you are able to do it in a less than desirable situation. BRAVO!!!!!!!!
Divine Law is not judgment or denial of self truths. Divine Law is honoring harmony that comes from a peaceful mind, an open heart, a true tongue, a light step, a forgiving nature, and a love of all living creatures. Jamie Sams & David Carson, Medicine Cards

#455324 - 11/28/13 04:04 AM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
justplainme Offline

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 472
Great job mate.

"Survivors need an opportunity to define their own sexuality in their own terms, rather than in reaction to the abuse, so that they stop allowing their offenders to have power over them sexually."

#455334 - 11/28/13 09:23 AM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
Suwanee Offline

Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1205
I've got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before


#455336 - 11/28/13 09:34 AM Re: Sometimes it's the little victories that feel big [Re: Publius]
BraveFalcon Offline

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1231
Loc: The ATL

Awesome Publis! You definitely have something to be legitimately proud of yourself for there. Good luck finding a better paying and less stressful job by the way. smile


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