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Everyone Has a Story to Tell - Make the World a Better Place by Sharing Yours

Do you have a story to tell?  Do you know of someone who should write a book about their interesting life?  By telling me your story, you could win money for yourself and help Native American people receive the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Since becoming and author, I have realized that everyone has a unique story that could ultimately make the world a better place.  Jack Canfield author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, capitalized on this idea going on to sell over 500 million copies of other people's stories.    Recently, I partnered with a charity called Running Strong for American Indian Youth.  I was inspired by the heart-touching story of one of its co-founders, William Mervin Mills.  The world knows him as Billy Mills, but on the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Billy was born, he is known as MakoceTe'Hila (meaning Loves His Country or Respects the Earth).  Before he reached the tender and life-changing age of twelve, Billy had lost both his mother and father.  Billy adored his father and learned many virtuous life lessons from him - shaping him into the nurturing man he is today.

After his father died, Billy found peace by running through the canyons on the reservation.  His father told him running would make him physically fit, but Billy soon learned that running helped him overcome many mental challenges as well.  Billy ran in the 10,000 meter race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and he is the first and only American to win a gold medal in this event. 

Billy's contribution to the United States didn't stop there.  He has gone on to write several books; one he co-authored with the famous Nicholas Sparks, titled Wokini (translated from Lakota means: Seeking New Beginning).  He served in the United States Marine Corps, and continues to serve our country by giving inspirational speeches.  The work he as done with Running Strong for American Indian Youth is unprecedented.  He has dedicated his life to giving back to the American Indian, young and old alike, by helping to provide desperately needed basic necessities like - water!  Some other programs offered by Running Strong have brought healthy food and constructive activities like organic gardening.  Giving hope and honor back to thousands of American Indian families.

If you have a story to tell I would love to hear it.  I've sponsored a Summer Writing Contest for all ages.  (Starting June 29 and ending September 3, 2012.  Enter by clicking on the contest icon at the top right of my website.)  After your story is posted on my website, have your friends and family members vote for their favorite.  

A portion of all proceeds will go to Running Strong for American Indian Youth and a portion of all proceeds will go to the top prize winners.  Every time someone enters the contest the prize money goes up - as does money for Running Strong.  By helping me spread the word and getting people to enter the contest, you can help Native American people and in the process win money for yourself.  I need your stories.  The world needs your stories.  What is that little voice inside asking you to share with the universe?  Listen closely, and then send me your story.

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Comments

Monday, August 20, 2012 11:47 PM
I think this website has got some really great information for everyone
Monday, September 17, 2012 3:15 AM
I guess a chicken's story would go like this .. "Never seen my father. Mother was taken away and killed in front of my eyes, I don't know why. Me and my brothers don't have the freedom to move. I think I can fly and play around if given an opportunity. I need help. I need a voice." Will you be their voice?
# Joecy Watson
Monday, September 17, 2012 5:06 AM
Great story.Billy life story is quite inspiring.We get to learn different things from others life stories.Hope to see some more.And Thank you for sharing with us.
Joecy Watson-Roseville MN chiropractor
Monday, September 17, 2012 6:25 AM
Billy Mills is indeed very talented as apart from being author he is the only american to earn a gold medal at Tokyo olumpics in 10000 meters race. He has really worked hard for the American Indian to provide them basic necessities like water. He also served as a United States Marine Corps. I truly appreciate his efforts.

Regards,
Loy homes
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:17 AM
The way a person feels inside is important.You need to make the value you provide to the world and those around you of utmost importance. You are providing great platform for everyone to express their thoughts.

Regards,
Ayden Reed
Monday, November 12, 2012 6:21 AM
You are indeed providing us people with a great opportunity to put forth our writer skills. We appreciate it.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:12 AM
Its a great news People would really like to share their stories and experiences on the internet.
Regards,
Daniel Warne
Monday, January 14, 2013 5:20 AM
I am totally agree with you that each and every people have their own and unique story..Lura you really doing great work by providing platform to each and every people who want to share their story
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