Stories for Smiles

Posted on August 25, 2012

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Operation Smile is an amazing worldwide charity committed to providing free surgeries for children with facial deformities and giving them the smiles they deserve. Thousands of lives are literally transformed every year as a result.

My first real memory …

… of connecting with Operation Smile was a few years ago when my dad raised money for them by competing in Racing the Planet’s 250km Gobi March.  I remember with crystal clarity one evening, post event, when he showed Aiden and I a short film about the work they do. We all sat in silence, tears rolling down our eyes. Not often you see grown men cry openly.

My second memory …

… was not long after when I was commissioned to write a fund-raising speech for an Operation Smile ambassador. I distinctly remember spending several nights tapping away at my mac with tears dropping like rain drops on my key board.

And now?

The Law of Attraction (LOA) group, here in Dubai, is a brilliant organisation committed to reaching out to the community and showing them that it really is possible to live the life of your dreams. Lucy, the group pioneer and all round LOA guru, has initiated a brilliant fund-raiser called Stories for Smiles.

Stories for Smiles is going to become a book of real stories from real people who have used the magic of the Law of Attraction to manifest their desires and in the process help put a smile on a child’s face. 

This project has 2 intentions.  It will:

  1. Inspire people to use the Law of Attraction to attract their desires  … to  show people it really does work
  2. Bring smiles to children’s faces … 100% of all profits of the book will go to the charity

For those who aren’t familiar with the Law of Attraction … here’s your very own 101:

  • LOA is all about attracting what you want in your life through the power of positive thinking. By feeling, believing and most importantly acting on positive thoughts, you can transform them into reality
  • Now don’t think you can just day-dream about becoming an over-night millionaire then wake up cocooned in cash! Rather, you transform your self-belief and positive thoughts into plans of action, which in turn will enable you to reach your goals
  • Start by consistently speaking positive words and thinking positive thoughts. This will create a magnetic effect by attracting only positive people, circumstances and events into your life
  • Give what you wish to receive, think big and attract big, visualise what you want and appreciate what you have
  • You don’t need to be some self-development junkie or new age hippie to get on the Law of Attraction bandwagon!  It’s real and it’s been around forever. Think of it as a blueprint to magnetically attracting all you want in your life
  • Believe that it can see you jumping out of bed every day full of energy, vitality, passion and purpose … and isn’t that what we all strive for?

W. Clement Stone summed it all up with perfection in saying:

Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.

But back to Stories for Smiles …

Click here to learn more and please find a few moments to get involved.  All you need to do is submit your story … your version of how you’ve used the law of attraction to achieve your goals. Easy! In doing so, you will play a vital role in creating miles and miles of deserving smiles … and if that thought doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will!

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