You are a Point of Light! You are a Beacon of Hope! We are a collection of people united by this hope. We are a network determined to let our lights shine.
Together we can do far more than we could ever dream of doing separate. Each of us has had our share of ups and downs in life. Each of us can help one another based on our life experiences. The things that we have been through can help others get through the things they are currently going through, but we have to share. We have to share our experiences. Who is going to tell you story?
You story, your struggle, your breakthroughs, your triumphs may be exactly what someone else in this network needs to here. You story may be the story that someone will stumble across tomorrow, or next week, or next year when they are facing something very similar to what you are going through or have been through, but we have to share. You may be the fire that rekindles someone else’s candle. Who is going to tell your story?
Not all of us are going to be famous and have a movie of the week made about our lives, but who is to say? Maybe one of us or some of us might be that next great story of tragedy and triumph. Isn’t your life just as important as anyone else? You are surrounded by people who think you are just as important as anyone else. Share your story. Do not leave it to chance. Tell your story and tell it proudly.
Your story deserves to be heard, but you have to share it. Your story may be the story that changes a life somewhere around the world, or maybe to a neighbor right about the corner from where you are living today. Share your story. You are a Point of Light! You are a Beacon of Hope!
This is a first draft of the Point of Light Network Newsletter and Blog. As we build the Point of Light Network we need to be Beacons of Hope for the World. We need to let our Light Shine for all to see, and also have a special message for those who commit and support us on a deeper level.
I will be asking the Leaders of the Point of Light Network to share their stories and insights with quest articles. I hope you will take a moment and share your story. We need to also provide a platform for people are the world to also share their stories of hope. Our Website, our Blog, Our Conferences and Our Chapters will together on many levels to teach people to work together no matter what level they are at in life. Can we provide a safe place for people who have lost everything to a disaster? Can we provide meals to people who may go hungry? Can we provide wisdom to those who are seeking it? Can we share our experiences and allow ourselves to learn from each other? Because you are a part of the Point of Light Network, I would guess your answers would be Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes!
The time is now, the place is now. Let us begin this journey together. Let’s bring our Lights together so we can shine brightly for the world to see. Who can tell your story better than you? Please take some time and write whatever comes to mind. Sharpen your own saw and let’s create a platform for each other to share our thoughts with the world. Your story may be exactly what some else needs to hear to get through another day. You story may inspire someone to stay in school, to love their family, to treat people the way they want and need to be treated. Your story may change lives as our combined story may change the world.
A blog, a speech, a workshop or a presentation can be quite the powerful light that cuts through the darkness. Let us be the beacons of Hope that provide safe passage for others.
Thank you for your time.
I am a Beacon of Hope, and I am a Point Of Light
We are honored that you have chosen to join us. You have joined a growing community of people who share one basic principal. We believe in paying things forward. We are crazy enough to believe that by sharing good news, sound advice and honest caring for each other we can leave the world a better place than we found it. We hope you feel the same way.
The Point of Light Network was born out of the Beacon of Hope Challenge. A simple challenge to leave a positive quote or thought for the day. This challenge began to yield real world results in people’s lives all around the world. It became clear it was not enough to leave these results floating around in cyberspace. People began sending invitations to get together for a Weekend Retreat or maybe even put together a Conference and why not Launch Chapters to bring hope into the communities we live in and we plan to visit?
We are honored you chose to join us. We believe that by Volunteering, Mentoring, Coaching and Training we can create Sustainable Chapters around the world and Host a Series of Conferences that can fund cleaning up parks, helping those in need and providing scholarships for future leaders in our communities. The only reason that this idea won’t work is if we don’t do the work. The burden is easy and very rewarding, pay it forward. You have now idea how much a smile, a kind word or a helping hand can brighten someone’s day. Or maybe you do have an idea; maybe that idea is what lead you here.
Let me say it again. Welcome to the Point of Light Network.
Joseph Luellen III
I am a Beacon of Hope and I am a Point of Light.