Music To My Ears
Have you ever wondered “How did this company gain this much success?” or “Where did they even get the money to accomplish that?” Many of the mainstream businesses that are seen in society today aren’t by happenstance. They are all unique in their stories, but one of the things that remains the same throughout the development process that they underwent, is that they had donors. Now there are two sides to that spectrum. One is the organizations that require donations to ensure that the logistics of the business remain afloat i.e. nonprofit recurring/monthly donations. The other side to the coin is the one-time donations. Those one-time investments carry the same weight as the monthly donations in the sense that they are both contributions. Although they carry the same weight, it is ultimately up to the consistency of the investments.
Imagine if you will, seeing someone carrying an instrument while you’re walking downtown. The musician stoops down to unlatch the instrument from the case and proceeds to lift the instrument to position it to play, all while leaving the case open for donations. A few dollars here, some loose change there scattered amongst the case. Upon waiting for the person to play, you realize after what feels like an eternity, the person was struggling to produce a single note. Not one person that has walked by has contributed to the musician. In your eyes, the musician hasn’t done anything with the given talents to produce donations. But what was failed to realize by most was that due to the lack of donations, the musician was unable to afford lessons. The passion and the drive are what gave the musician the courage to be heard publically. Through your deciphering spirit, you were able to see that and chose to bless the musician with a generous amount.
A couple of weeks later as you are walking from work after returning from vacation, you see what appears to be a crowd encircling the corner down the block from where the musician was last time. The crowd seems to grow larger and larger by the second, just to witness what was happening. As you come closer and closer, you hear a melodic tune, almost angelic. You’ve heard people mention the great sounds and tunes from word of mouth, but this was the first time that you’ve seen it for yourself. The people were smiling and clapping, kids were dancing and laughing, the scene had to be from a movie. The instrument case was overflowing with money, gift cards, and any tangible gift that could be given to the musician. When all was said and done, the musician walks over to you and tells you how they will never forget the day nor the impact that the donation made on their life. Let’s donate!!!
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