Mariah: Volunteering and Blogging Her Way to Success
If you know how it is to work for a non-profit company, then you will know that you dont expect to grow financially in this type of job. You volunteer because you want to make this world better for many people around you. The story that we will tell today is about someone who became very passionate about helping others that in the end she gained great success.
A 7 year old girl names Mariah is the main character of the story we are about to tell. The childhood that Mariah experienced was a fairly comfortable one with loving parents who provide all of their familys needs. There was no lack in the basic things like food, clothing, and shelter, and occasions were celebrated with gifts and nice food.
It was on one shopping day that Mariah got a surprise of her life by seeing a very poor man in tattered clothes walking down the street. Mariahs pities the man who had sad eyes and it moved her to ask her mom to buy some food for the poor man. Hungrily the man ate the pizza with thankfulness in his lips, not having for many days.
The incident with the poor man affected Mariah to the core. She grew up bringing the passion of helping the poor in her heart. The passion in her to help others led her to ask her parents to volunteer in a soup kitchen. Together with her parents, she volunteered and participated in other programs that were geared to helping the less fortunate people in her city.
Since at that time Mariah was using her parents money to give away to the poor, her parents decided to tell her that true giving comes from giving what you have and not what somebody else has. Yes, Mariah understood what her parents wanted her to realize so as early as 16 years old she took a job waiting tables at a restaurant.
Her earnings were divided half to the poor and half to her savings. Continuing her volunteers work, she now uses her own money to buy gifts to give away to children on Christmas.
One day her teacher encouraged her to start a blog on her work of helping the community which could bring inspiration to others to do the same. Then Mariah gave it a shot with the least idea of how to do it. It was tough for her promoting her blog since she felt herself a novice in these things. Read more here to learn about marketing and promotions.
This awakened the blogger in Mariah. Soon people were sending contributions to her blog. Now, she earns six figures a year for her blog and she gives half of it to charity.
Mariah is a living example of how a life devoted to volunteering to help the needy can all come back and give you a life of fulfillment.