Today is Charity Matter’s 4th birthday and I thought in honor of that I would repost my original words written here. 600 blog posts later, with thousands of you sharing and changing my life for the better, I want to say thank you. When I began this journey I had nothing more than faith and an idea. Thank you for following, sharing and most importantly believing in me and this work. So, take a peak at the post that began it all…..

I don’t know if it was Oprah’s last show and message that stirred my  soul, or a calling, but when the question was asked to the world, ”What  is your life saying to you now?” I knew my answer was MAKE a  DIFFERENCE.

Little or big, it doesn’t matter, but that is the voice inside my head. That  is the purpose of this blog and the goal which it will try to achieve in  ways little and big because no matter how it happens a difference; a  thought, an inspiration, a positive step forward to help another human  on this planet by planting a seed of compassion is the purpose.

So every few days we will strive to give you a thought, a quote, an  inspiring Charity Profile, someone who lives their life through  actions and not words.

Charity is defined as help, aid and contribution. It is not about money, but rather it is about converting passion into change.  Matter is a substance, a subject and something of importance and that is what this blog hopes to do.

So thank you for joining me at the beginning. We are each a link in the human chain that joins us all.  I hope you will sign up to be a link that connects people and causes that matter. I know together we can do anything.


Charity Matters.


  1. Thanks for sharing Heidi! Happy thoughts coming your way! Namaste, Clarisa

  2. Molly M. Gervais Reply

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    My sorority sister Joselyn Miller and her husband Todd wanted to give back to the people they had met along the paths that have taken them to over 70 countries and all 7 continents together. They’d seen many of the world’s great landmarks, but it was the people and their smiles that left a wonderful, warm impression on them. Global Grins was the perfect way to help make those smiles more brilliant and to provide a simple, yet powerful means to better overall health.

  3. Congratulations on your first post! I’m very proud of you! I know in my heart and soul that our Mom is watching down on you and is just as proud.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.

  4. I so agree with you. Yes, charity matters. It is at the heart of the greatest of commandements….love and treat others as you would yourself.

    I am so glad to see some one have a blog devoted to this topic.

    Here’s hoping this blog is a huge success and that charity to all catches on.


  5. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when people pull together. Thanks for stepping up and for providing a forum where others can do the same.

    You can count on my support!

  6. Mrs. Johnson…you are an inspiration to all. This is truly a beginning on many different levels. Thank you for reminding me that it starts…with each and every one of us!
    I am in awe of you!

  7. Congratulations on your new endeavor! I’m so proud of you and will look forward to watching out for future posts!


  8. Karen Bristing Reply

    Thank you Heidi. Looking forward to hearing more from you. You always inspire me!

  9. You are an inspiration. I am looking forward to reading about the people and organizations that impact the lives of those in need. There is nobody better at bring stories to life then you.

  10. Happy anniversary to you and your blog Heidi you are so dear and impacting and such a positive force congratulations

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