I’m donating one day each month (maybe more depending on the size of the job) to fully plaster a room free of charge for needy families. When I started this project that’s all it was going to be, but now with the help from other tradesmen coming on board – the scope of what can be done has grown. So even though I’m donating a day, a job can sometimes take anything up to a week to complete with all the other trades involved.
I had people judging me at first as to why I started this project “free advertising” was my supposed motive and “There is obviously a catch” not only is this the response of what I call “negative thinkers” bit it’s completely untrue. Firstly, the original article I had done in the Evening Post did not mention my company name nor did it have my company logo on view. So both theories have been smashed to pieces purely with the amount of work I have done without asking anything in return. This is just the result of going through emotional and financial difficulties myself, slowly coming out the other side and wanting to help others with the skills I have.
How I see it is if people are in a difficult situation where negativity is rife, and the house they live in is in a chaotic state, then they would benefit from having just one room that’s been renovated with a lot of love, care and affection. That room can then be a room for the people to not only feel proud to be in but also where allot of positive thinking, focusing and assessing can be done.
That one room can be the catalyst of progression and growth, because if you enlarge the spirit then you will encourage the heart, The project has been a real joy for me, to say it has been spiritually rewarding is an understatement. The response we had so far has been unbelievably overwhelming the saying “there’s always somebody worse off than yourself” has never been more evident to me since starting this and that is something we should all focus on, being thankful and grateful for what we have got as opposed to dwelling on what we haven’t got is key and paramount to our own inner peace.