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Month: July 2016

Reader’s Legacy


Hey guys, if you haven’t joined yet you need to go join Reader’s Legacy! For real.

Reader’s Legacy is a social media site for book lovers, similar to Goodreads in that you can review books, get recommendations, connect with your friends, but the coolest part for me is that you can earn FREE books.
Free, brand-new, physical books!

When you sign up you get 40,000 Litcoins which should be enough to get a book that retails for around $12. You still do have to pay shipping on books and I have found that if you order 1 book at a time it is about $5 shipping, but if order 2 or 3 books atba time shipping is only $6-$8.

I have ordered and received 5 brand new books from Reader’s Legacy using the Litcoins I earned from signing up, adding books, liking reader and author’s pages, and from referring new users.

I just put in my latest book order and paid $7.34 shipping for 3 books that retail for a total of $50.85. I could get those same books new on Amazon right now for $37.74, or used for $23.66. But anyway I crunch it it is a good deal to get my books from Reader’s Legacy.

Also, did I mention that they are donating thousands of dollars to children’s literacy programs? It’s an all around win from my point if view.

Check it out!

Small steps to change the world around you.


How can I make a difference? How does one person change the world? My life is full of responsibilities. I have a family to take care of, a property to pay off, mouths to feed, peoples wellbeing to look after, animals to care for, a garden to weed, schooling to do, a business to run, a farm to tend to, relationships to build and to keep intact… How do I even make time for saving the world or making an impact on issues that are much bigger than me, issues that I can’t see up close, issues that I don’t know the answer to…. What can I do?

Well I can take small steps toward improving the world and…

I can be kind.
I can be generous, with my posessions, but also with my time and my energy.
I can be grateful, and let others know of my gratitude.
I can be positive and optimistic, and not bog others down with my negativity.
I can be loving to all I encounter.
I can be happy and joyful.
I can be calm and not escalate situations with my anger.
I can be patient and understanding, and try to look at things from another view
I can be disciplined and work on my small corner of the world day by day.
I can be determined and not give up, or give in.
I can be self controlled and not let my feelings determine my actions.
I can be gentle with my hands but also with my words.
I can be compassionate. I can be merciful.

I can be quiet. I can shut my mouth and not say a word until I know the facts and the feelings of a situation. I can keep my negativity to myself when I am feeling sad, or angry, or scared. I can keep my newsfeeds quiet. And I can talk people I know, and love and trust about my thoughts and feelings instead of throwing them out there to just rile up strife in those that don’t know my heart.
I can love. I can wish for and work for the best for people. Whether the know me or not. Whether they love me or not. Whether they hate me or not.

I can be kind. Whereever I am at, to whoever I come across.
I can be kind.

#tacklethat #bekind #smallsteps

Feel free to repost if you too are feeling small like me, in the middle of a big mess and want to do something, ANYTHING to make a little dent in it all.

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