a Tent Can Make You Happy
hiking a hundred miles away from civilization. Gorgeous scenery surrounds you.
Birds are singing. You’re on a two-week adventure away from civilization. Each
day is beautiful. The air is perfect albeit a little chilly ahead of the coming
winter. The sun warms your shoulders as you hike. Little do you know what lurks
tent, sleeping bag, and plenty of provisions to make your life a home-away-from
home, you’re in your own little piece of heaven. Two more streams to cross and
you’ll be early to your next campsite.
you arrive at the first stream, you realize this won’t be an easy crossing.
The water is wider and moving faster than you’d like. Picking the easiest
place to cross, you venture slowly into the cold water. Half way across, with
the pressure of the water beating against your legs, you recognize a snake
coming at you rapidly with the oncoming water. You whirl around too fast trying
to get out of its way as you realize not only is it alive, but it’s poisonous.
next moment you’re under water. Something slams into your face. Fearing the
snake, you thrash about violently. Your backpack hooks on something under the
water. With something still flapping about near your face, you’re not sure
whether you should hold still and risk drowning, or move and risk getting bitten
by the poisonous snake.
what seems like an eternity, the feared snake has floated downstream. You
struggle to reach the water’s surface only to find your backpack keeps your
mouth a good six inches below the surface. Adrenaline surging, you unbuckle your
backpack and fight to get free.
first breath of fresh air was almost too late. Your vision is grey and you know
you’re heading downstream amid submerged boulders. You don’t care. Air is
more important than anything else, including the cold water.
your vision clears, you scramble desperately for the nearest dry rock. Fearful,
shaking, and terribly, terribly glad to be alive, you assess your situation. You
don’t seem to have been bitten. Other than a couple of hard impacts with
underwater rocks, you’re okay. But will you be?
now find yourself a hundred miles from help. You’re soaking wet, no map, no
compass, no food, no shelter, no tools…nothing. Now what?
you find yourself in the same position as 1.8 million Pakistani earthquake
refugees. No provisions, winter is a couple of weeks away, and without a tent
you’re going to freeze to death before you reach help…assuming you could
remember which direction to hike before you lost your map and compass. You
picked your hiking location to get away from civilization. Now it could be the
end of you.
in the middle of the wilderness you could get that tent and a few supplies to
see you through, what would it be worth to you?
what if you could reverse the situation? What if you knew of someone in such a
mess? Would you send them a tent?
fact, I just sent 3 tents to save the lives of 15 people. I don’t know their
names. I don’t know what they look like, and I’m sure they’ll never know
who I am or be able to thank me. What they do know is that a heart in a far off
land heard their plight and sent help. And it’s what I’m going to ask you to
do in a most unique way.
can be the difference between a family freezing to death, and a family surviving
the coming winter...just 2 weeks away. You won’t get a thank you from the
recipients. You won’t know their names or see their faces. What you will get
is a soul-touching that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. You
will have done a great and noble act, something to be very proud of yourself for
UNHCR is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The U.S. arm of that
organization sent me the email attached below. My special offer to you is that
if you will donate $75 and send me the email confirmation of your donation, I
will send you a copy of my 4-CD “Happiness: The Highest Gift” collection (a
$59.95 value) to bring you a lifetime of happiness. All I ask is that you send
me $11 (in the USA) to cover expenses. (If you’re outside the USA, I’ll have
to ask you for a little more to cover additional shipping costs.)
your donation. Send me a copy of the receipt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’ll send you a PayPal money request to cover expenses. Pay that request and
I’ll rush you a copy of my Happiness CD’s.
I am not affiliated with the UNHCR and they don’t know I’m doing this. I’m
doing this because I’m a human being trying to help people who could have been
my own grandparents 60 years ago. You see, they were Hungarian war refugees who
survived only because of the kindness received from nameless
strangers…“There but by the grace of God go I.”
happiness throughout the world.”™
The Happiness Campaign™
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