Many of you are visiting here today because you heard me on Ali Eastburn’s Heroes of Generosity podcast. It posted on Tuesday, 10/20/15, and I’m humbled to be a part of it.
If you haven’t heard it yet, you can hear the podcast directly on Ali’ Eastburn’s website. (It will be on iTunes, soon, too.) We talk about family, generosity, compassion, and the crazy things we do for love. We laughed a lot during the interview and I hope you’ll laugh along with us as you run errands, commute to work, do the dishes, or work out.
Ali Eastburn is World Changer. Eight years ago she heard God asking if she might be willing to sell her wedding ring to give an entire village clean water. That radical generosity birthed a movement and the organization With This Ring. Over a hundred water wells have been built around the world because people sold their wedding rings, heirloom jewelry, and chose not to have fancy weddings so others might have their first taste of clean water. Please listen to Ali’s story here.
With This Ring wants to inspire all of us toward Radical Giving. They believe, and I agree, that generosity will change the world and change your life. One way they are encouraging and equipping ordinary people is through the Heroes of Generosity podcast. In the past several weeks Ali has interviewed leaders and authors to share their stories about faith, minimalism, trust, giving, and joy.
I’m certainly not in a position to Change the World through giving millions of dollars, but I’m figuring out what I do have. I’m a regular mom who deeply desires for everyone, including my own family, to become lovable and loving world changers (you can read a bit more about me here). We’ve tried all sorts of compassion experiments since 2010, and so far raised $73,000 to love and serve Haiti, Orphans, the Homeless and those who need Clean Water. We are learning all the time.
In my interview with Ali, I shared stories about my family’s adventures. Here are the posts that expand on those stories:
- Chicken Dance in Haiti Stories: Chickening Out (bus stop video included), World Changer Wednesday – My Greta, The Haiti Chicken Dance (silly video included), My Family’s 2015 Compassion Focus
- How the Family Compassion Focus Started: Our Story
- Team Fritz Stories: Christmas, Homelessness, MLK
- How to Get Started with your own Family Compassion Focus: Getting Started, Now is the Time, Vote Today, Now What,
- Helpful Resources: Resources, Soul
I hope you find something here that resonates, encourages, and delights you.
In this blog space I’m just beginning to create and collect tools to help our families become more generous with our scarce time, hidden treasures, and budding talents. There are thousands of ways to do this, and I hope we can learn from each other.
For the month of October I’m focusing on the big ideas of Surrender and Living Dangerously. But once November comes I’ll get back to building practical tools to help families live generous, compassionate lives – family dinner questions, resource lists, book reviews, Christmas ideas, and more World Changer Wednesday folks who teach us by example.
I’m thrilled you checked out Family Compassion Focus today. Thank you. If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments section below. Come back soon!
So glad you’re here,
Yesterday’s story of Surrender: I’m Not a Player
To read more about our shared spiritual journey and questions, you can read here: Soul
© Aimee Fritz and Family Compassion Focus, 2015.