“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson
Kumi Naidoo in support of International Blog Day of Action 2012
Since 2007, Blog Action Day has offered bloggers from different countries, with different interests and languages, a forum to blog about one important global topic on the same day. This year, the topic revolves around the Power of We. When I think about the subject, what comes to mind is community service and using our voices, individually and collectively, to create opportunities for positive change. How can we help? For starters, volunteer, support a charity or more, blog about issues that affect your community, your country, the world… WE can speak out.
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” Thomas Paine
Heifer International: The Power of We #bad12
Oxfam: A beginner’s guide to land grabs
When I look around the blogging community, I see the love, care and support bloggers offer each other. We read, like, comment and re-blog posts to encourage each other and keep our community vital and informed… By the same token, our skills and actions help empower and uplift others in our local communities. Because we are exposed to social issues on a daily basis, most of us have become active participants in charities and groups that need help.
Over the years, I’ve supported many charities and as I write this, a few come to mind: Kiva, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, and The YWCA. As a volunteer at the Y, I learned that when we offer our time, love and encouragement to others, we become beneficiaries of grace and goodwill. If you are thinking of ways to add more to your blog, to become a Change Maker, Blog Action Day has tons of ideas on where and how to support others… More below!
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” Wilma Rudolph
Blog Action Day 2012
One way the organizers of Blog Action Day have helped to ensure participants stay engaged and focused on creating change is through its resource/partners page. We can find lots of information about the participating charities and use the data to create our own blog post. If you are looking for more proactive charitable organizations to support, You might consider the following Blog Action day partners or name some of your own:
As we go about our lives, let us remember our blessings and all that enriches our lives; then wish same for others. Some people live under oppressive dictators that the idea of community effort or freedom remains a long lost dream to them. Each day is a precious gift and an opportunity to uplift others. If we cannot serve, we can donate, lend our voice, our skills/knowledge to help others… By being a blessing to others, we are doubly blessed…
Thank you for stopping by. What are your thoughts? What do you think about the power of WE? Do you have stories to share? Do share? Thank you!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs… I’m halfway there. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Help others. Help each other. Empower the world. Remember the Power of WE…
- Today is Blog Action Day: Are You Joining the Power of We? (blogher.com)
- Blog Action Day 2012: Monday, October 15 (whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com)
- Message to humanity: We are all human (Blog Action Day-’Power of We’ post) (hal786.wordpress.com)
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- Blog Action Day: The Power of WE – WE CAN BE THEIR FREEDOM (thelifeofafifthgrademom.wordpress.com)
- The Power of We – Blog Action Day 2012 (craftivist-collective.com)
- Leap: The Power of We – Part of Blog Action Day (christainnewyork.com)
- Monday October 15th is Blog Action Day. You in? (elephantjournal.com)
- Blog Action Day (temfunderingar.wordpress.com)