Category Archives: Living Right

Rough: A Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

mountaineer-56693_640I’ve often spoken about my journey in finding my calling. I am so fortunate to love what I do, every day.  And with that gift, I want to vigorously help others.   I am passionate about serving UniversalGiving every day, helping people connect with quality ways to give and volunteer all across the world.

I am equally passionate about helping others find something they love to do.  It lights your life up. You become the best, most sincere, intelligent, fun and delightful person, if you can engage with your calling.

People hear me speak with joy and clarity about my calling. Yet they think my life to social entrepreneurship was easy.

It was the “Rough” of my life.  It was excruciating. I fought to find work I loved to greet every day.  There were some really, really low times, over many years.  In fact, I don’t like to talk about it, because I enjoy focusing on the positive.

So “Rough” is in response to many people’s request:

“Pamela, tell me what it was like. I don’t know where to start. I need encouragement. I need to know I can make it… or that I can even find what I love to do.” Continue reading

“The Future Will Belong To the Nature-Smart…The More High-Tech We Become, the More Nature We Need.” – Richard Louv

road-21205_640“The future will belong to the nature-smart…The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”

– Richard Louv

We email, text, tweet, and then buy on Amazon.  The Tribune Media Group recently reported we’re on the Web at over 5 hours each day.  In addition to that, we’re involved in technology almost every day.

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Change a Life In 3 Minutes: “Maybe Too Soon for You, But Not For Me” – Frances Blaisdell


“Maybe Too Soon for You, But Not For Me” – Frances Blaisdell

That’s how my Oma signed a letter to me, right before I came home from Duke for the holidays. Finals were wrapping up, and she had sent me a note of encouragement. It’s attached with a beautiful cursive unique to my Oma! Since you probably can’t read it, here are some excerpts:
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Can You Forgive? Love Like This? She Did.


God does not have problems — only plans.” - Corrie ten Boom

She was a watchmaker in the 1920s in the Netherlands.

She was never married.

She became a foster parent, taking care of many children in her home.

And her life of giving did not stop there. Continue reading

“…Bright Eyes And Genuine Smiles…Paves The Way For All Kinds Of Things To Happen.” – Peggy Dulaney

“That meeting of bright eyes and genuine smiles is so heart-opening that it paves the way for all kinds of things to happen.” - Peggy Dulaney, Granddaughter of John. D. Rockefeller

Bright eyes, genuine smiles. Can you live this every day?  What if we greet everyone with those two simple gifts. Continue reading

1897: How 8-year-old Virginia PROVED There Is a Santa Claus.

rsz_childhood-wallpaper-1280x800_copyThere will be debate about this post. Some people don’t believe in Christmas. Some people don’t like the commercialism of Christmas. And some feel we are lying by saying we believe in Santa.

But I believe Editor Francis Pharcellus Church gave one of the most profound truths available to us: That the most worthy, laudable, beautiful, meaningful things in life, are those we cannot see. It is love, generosity, goodness, and, Santa.

Read below and tell me what you think.

I believe the most important things are invisible,


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“Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.” -James Weldon Johnson

boxing-546143_640“Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.”

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