Friend: Big Dent
Here's how it works: you make a donation to the non-profit organization (a ministry of CMFI), which gets loaned out to an entrepreneur in a developing country. The entrepreneur uses the loan to grow his/her business and pays the money back to the non-profit. The non-profit loans the money out again, and so on and so forth - to infinity and beyond! This means your little contribution can be multiplied like the fishes and the loaves to make a very big dent in global poverty. In the words of Weezer, how cool is that?
Lift: your spirits
I know that someone needs to hear this today: you are enough. You are worth more than you know. You are not your insecurities or other people's criticisms. You are golden.
Open: a good book
Have you seen Mark Zuckerberg's list of 23 books everyone should read? It's pretty intense -- almost entirely made up of non-fiction and science fiction. Where's the poetry, Mark? ;) Can I suggest T.S. Eliot, Derrick C. Brown, and Dorothy Parker?
I've always been fascinated by book lists. There's the Modern Library's list of 100 Best Novels, The New York Times Bestsellers List, countless Awards lists, and a plethora of helpful compilations like Book Lust and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. If you are interested in a list of books I love, you can check out my "Favorites Shelf" on Goodreads by clicking here. Read on, my friends! (And leave your recommendations in the comments.)
Wiggle: your butt
It's Friday. You made it through another week; dance a little!
I couldn't decide between my happy summer song of 1987 or my happy summer song of 2015, so I'm leaving you with both! Wiggle, wiggle!