Thursday, February 9, 2012

I was here......




Hi Dolls,

Been awhile ain't it. Oh well, You can't blame me. I have a baby(my favourite excuse these days for not engaging in any activity!) Anyhow, straight to the point this time, no dillydallying in tales of where I have been or what I have been doing.


Ever since I had my baby, I have received,stumbled upon various projects raising social awareness especially here in my homeland,Uganda. It was like something was reminding me about my purpose here on earth. I have always had plans to give back/pay it forward. But I have been putting them off because they are grandiose, require a lot of both money and time. I have wanted to set up a girls school just like the one Oprah has(and this dream was even before Oprah built hers, it was like right out of my head into hers). I want to start a scholarship scheme for orphan girls to go to the best universities in the world. And the last one was to adopt a baby.


But something has been pushing me to do something NOW. No matter what resources I have for if I keep pushing it, I might never do it. So I started, every month I find someone or a cause to give 10% of my salary to. Much like tithing but I refuse to give my money to the churches around me. I trust them as much as I trust the current government(that is a story for another day). I know it is not much but I know that one by one, that 10 % will manage to change some one's life..if it is by making that person feel beautiful for a day or paying a child's education for a term.


So far, I have done this twice. I wish I had detailed profiles of the people I payed forward to but I don't. That is just as well. I want to chronicle every monthly 10% deed here. I am not gloating. I am just hoping to inspire.


And I leave you with the lyrics to Beyonce's song; I was here. It spoke so greatly to me about this cause and every time I falter or feel discouraged in my mission. It lifts me right back up.


I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time

Know there was something that,

meant something that I left behind

When I leave this world,

I'll leave no regrets

Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here

I lived,

I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I want to say I lived each day, until I died

And know that I meant something in, some body's life

The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I lived

That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I just want them to know

That I gave my all, did my best

Brought someone some happiness

Left this world a little better just because

I was here.


xoxo