IF you work for a non-profit company, then you dont hope to become financially successful in it. You volunteer because you want to make this world better for many people around you. However, the story of Mariah is something that will amaze you and encourage you that when you are passionate about the things that you do, you can gain success in the end.
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. Mariah was not able to contain her pity when she was sadness in the poor mans eyes that she asked her mom to buy food for him. Indeed, the man has not eaten for days and he hungrily dug into the slices of pizza that they bought for him.
The incident with the poor man affected Mariah to the core. As she was growing up, the passion for helping other people grow strong in her heart. The passion in her to help others led her to ask her parents to volunteer in a soup kitchen. Soon, Mariah and her parents found themselves participating in different programs that help that poor people in their 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. Mariah understood what her parents were saying so at a very young age, she got a job waiting tables at a restaurant.
With her money, she gave half away and saved half for herself. She continues her volunteer work and buys toys to give away to children on Christmas day.
It was one of her teachers who encouraged Mariah to write a blog on the things she was doing for her community so that she can inspire others to do the same. Mariah had no idea how to start a blog but with much difficulty gave it a shot. This was not something she as comfortable with so promoting her blog was really tough. You can read more now about marketing here.
Mariah, the blogger, was then born. Soon people were sending contributions to her blog. Today, her blog earns her six figures a year of which half goes to her favorite charity.
Here we learn how someone passionate about a cause can end up being fulfilled herself.