You know, i have been watching entirely too much TV in the last two years of my life, and i realise i don’t watch a lot of ignorant TV most of the time, just sometimes. I was watching CNN and I was crying, i haven’t lost my mind, i simply heard the story of James Harrison, a man from Australia.
What makes a random man from Australia so special? His nickname is the Golden arm. He has helped saved over 2 million lives. When you say someone has purpose all i can say is OMG! One life saved 2 million lives? He is a blood donor with unusual plasma that has been used in the development of the vaccine for the Rhesus disease. Rhesus disease is a situation where a woman’s body fights her fetus thinking it is an infection, and the woman ends up miscarrying the baby. This man who is currently 78 and has three more valid years of donating his rare plasma has done so once every week since he was 18.
He committed to donating blood at 14 after he himself received a transfusion. Once he reached the legal age to donate blood, he started doing it, and has never stopped ever since. In his selflessness, he never reneged on his commitment to do so, and has been able to help over 2 million babies.
Some days i see people like this and wonder what my excuse is. Can i do more with my life? I believe so, i just need to fixate less on myself. I am continuously committed to extending acts of kindness on a daily basis, however i am only human, and sometimes i fail.
i hope this post will help you do a quick re-valuation as to what you are doing with yourself and whether or not it is enough for you. If it is, please feel free to share, if it is not, how are you working to get there?
I am also wishing Zoe a Happy birthday. Have a fantastic day, and many more wonderful years ahead.
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