Mariah: Volunteering and Blogging Her Way to Success
If you know how it is to work for a non-profit company, then you will know that you dont expect to grow financially in this type of job. 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. Mariah had a fairly comfortable childhood, with both parents working hard to give her and her brother a very decent life. 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. Mariahs pities the man who had sad eyes and it moved her to ask her mom to buy some food for the poor man. The man ate the food heartily not having eaten in days.
The incident with the poor man affected Mariah to the core. The passion for helping needy people grew in her heart as she was growing up. The passion in her to help others led her to ask her parents to volunteer in a soup kitchen. In time, the family of Mariah began joining other programs that help the less fortunate people in their community.
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. Understanding what her parents meant, Mariah took her first job at the young age of 16 waiting tables at a restaurant.
Half of her earning were given to the poor and she saved the other half. Continuing her volunteers work, she now uses her own money to buy gifts to give away to children on Christmas.
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. Then Mariah gave it a shot with the least idea of how to do it. It is a tough thing to promote something you are not an expert at. You can read more now about marketing here.
Eventually she got a hang of it and the blogger in her became alive. Soon people were sending contributions to her blog. Now, she earns six figures a year for her blog and she gives half of it to charity.
Here we learn how someone passionate about a cause can end up being fulfilled herself.