Wednesday, August 20, 2008


By Guest Blogger, Lisa Lange

It's not as hard as it sounds. Just reach out your hand.

I know that may sound absurd, but I know that many people understand
this concept. I know, as many of you do, that there is always
something to give. Time, energy, a helping hand, a shoulder to lean
on, an ear to listen, a pat on the back, a kind word, a kiss or a hug.
Giving of yourself is truly the best gift of all. It doesn't cost any
money, and it keeps the energy flowing. Since the universe works in
full circle, you must give in order to receive.

Over the past year, while in the infancy stages of my business, I have
been faced with many obstacles, opportunities, whatever you would like
to call them. And, I know that they will keep coming. The difference
between now and then? The way I look at life. It's not a chore, it's
not "hurry up weekend". It's a journey.

I have always been told that people come into your life for a reason,
a season or a lifetime. It is amazing when you change your focus,
decide to maintain positive energy, and focus on what "really matters"
the people that come into your life. And, unfortunately, the people
that make their way out of your life. What happens when you welcome
these "new" people into your life? They bring the gifts to you, like
you have brought to others. You become surrounded by the people that
make a difference. Here comes your pat on the back, your listening ear
when you feel down, your shoulder to lean on when you think you've had
enough, and the kind word you've waited so long to hear.

What are you going to do the next time you feel like you have nothing?

Lisa Lange, Owner of Reading About Me is a friend of the Our Milk Money organization, and a very generous support to parents and families around Arizona and all over the online community.


  1. Lisa, I feel that very way about you coming into my life recently!
    I've grown and learned so much from you, and what a giver you are!!
    It's funny when I first started OMM and you reached out offering to
    help us and asking nothing in return, I had to wonder what you were up
    to. (hmmm) But I decided to just trust my instinct that you had a good
    heart and deeply wanted to be a part of helping us to acheive our
    goals- and it's people like you that have helped us grow to where we
    are today! We need to "pass it on" in order to contribute to the global "feel good" movement that seems to be surrounding all of us lately.
    Life isn't easy- we all know that- but it's philosphies like the ones
    you have and pass on that makes me go... "ah yes! so this is what
    life is about. This is what our purpose is." It's so important that we do what we can to connect to one another and recognize
    opportunities where we can make a difference in someone's day.
    Bravo, my friend.

  2. I love this philosophy on life! It's exactly how I, and we as a family, try to live our lives!