Every man has the potential to influence his generation
Welcome to the Be an Inspiration Series, where I challenge you with real life stories of achievers and communities that are presently changing the world. Reading these stories will make you realize that you are an inspiration. Spread the message to others and light their candle.
Do you know that little things can make all the difference? Our smallest actions and gestures can have an outsized impact in our world. This is just what happened to a Special Seed that turned out to feed more than 300 people in her Community.
In 2008, a young girl named Katie Stagliano brought home a tiny cabbage seedling home from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.
Katie organized her classmates and started a garden at her Summerville, South Carolina, school to feed hundreds of starving families. The local project grew into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit that seeds 75 gardens in 27 states.
Now Katie who is just in her teen age, has been recognized by many esteemed organizations and even received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for fighting hunger with agricultural ingenuity. Katie’s goal is 500 gardens in all 50 states and she has published a book titled “Katie’s Cabbage” where she narrates her story with pretty illustrations.
We just want to impact as many people as possible. If we empower other kids and inspire other people, hopefully we can start making a change and a big impact. Katie
What About You
You Are An Inspiration
Every man is a shining light and made to standout. You are an inspiration and have been given power for a great responsibility (to light your world). The sad thing is that so many people hide their light because they think it would never make a difference.
Whatever you possess now can make a difference; Katie made a difference with a seedling.
Take Advantage of Small Opportunities
Katie never expected the little cabbage seedling she planted in her backyard five years ago would grow to a whopping 40 pounds, or that it would help feed nearly 300 hungry people in her South Carolina community but when she discovered that her cabbage could feed hundreds of people, she took action and decided to be an inspiration.
Never despise humble beginnings, don’t wait for that big moment before you can make a difference. Take little steps and see your little actions become an outstanding transformation. Be an Inspiration.