The Road To Success

| June 22, 2012

The Road To Success

Face it. is primarily about you. About improving your skills, your life, your future. About speeding along your road to personal success.

But once again this holiday season, we’d like you to remember that you have fellow travellers out there: friends and family, parents and children, neighbors, and yes, strangers too.

Above all, we’d like you to remember that many of them may be travelling a different road than yours.

Byways that are all too often hard and dark, bitter and cold, unsafe and unkind.

On highways with no rest stops, gas stations, restaurants, or motels. With no signposts to guide their way, they’re unable to seek shelter from the bleak and lonely chill of the night.

Lost in the middle of nowhere, they have no food. No water.

No hope.

Light a flare…

Throughout this holiday season, you’ll see ads for organizations like The Hunger Site and Save The Children. We know you’re busy, but please, take a moment. Visit them. Learn more.

In some cases, making a difference takes but a single click.

But whether it’s through one of these organizations, one not mentioned, or simply in your own community, please… light a flare. Lend a hand. Help.

Make sure the road to success is open to all…

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where to go.

People and organizations who are doing exemplary work.

  • America’s Second Harvest
    America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, distributing surplus food to more than 23 million hungry Americans each year.
  • CARE
    CARE works with poor communities in more than 70 countries around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty. They look at the big picture of poverty, and then go beyond the symptoms to confront underlying causes.
  •  Children International
    For only $18.00 a month, you can make a difference by sponsoring a needy child.
  • Habitat For Humanity
    HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  • Heroes Against Hunger – Sudan
    Heroes Against Hunger supports programs for hungry people around the world, now focusing on the crisis in the Sudan.
  •  The Hunger Site
    Your click on the “Give Free Food” button funds food for the hungry. It’s that simple.
  • The Medicine Box
    Dedicated to improving the quality and availability of health care for the poor in developing countries
  • Save The Children
    Save The Children creates real and lasting change for children in need in the U.S. and around the world. Feed and sponsor a child in the US or abroad for just pennies a day.
  • Seed Programs, Inc.
    Provides packets of seed and seed know how to humanitarian organizations working to help families, community groups and children in need throughout the world to grow their own food.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
    UNICEF – works for children’s rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Again, visit just one of these sites today. Now, if possible. Together, we can make a difference.

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About the Author ()

E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including,,,, and hundreds of others.E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas.He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

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