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“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

Inspiration: The Power Of WE…

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

Inspiration: The Power Of WE…

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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

Inspiration: The Power Of WE… Stonehenge community…

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:
HelpAge International
Heifer International
Global Exchange

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! πŸ™‚

*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! πŸ™‚

Positive Motivation Tip: Help others. Help each other. Empower the world. Remember the Power of WE…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos BlogActionDay badge via Blog Action Day, Stonehenge community, via Wikipedia blog action unite, via Flickr

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. Β©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

42 Comments leave one →
  1. 16/10/2012 12:23 am

    Reblogged this on kandilulu.

    • 16/10/2012 12:22 pm

      TY for the re-blog Andi! Much appreciated. πŸ˜‰

  2. 16/10/2012 4:18 am

    I just watched a documentary about the Cambodian Children’s Fund, and it’s good to see that this organisation, started by one man 9 years ago, is still going strong, educating disadvantaged children. There is much we can do individually and collectively, but I think part of the issue is that different people are passionate about different things, so the ‘we’ aspect doesn’t always get the traction we might hope for, given that there are so many worthy causes.

    • eof737 permalink*
      16/10/2012 7:08 am

      I’m glad the organization you mentioned is still thriving… especially in this tough global economy. The WE campaign addresses exactly what you are saying… The idea is to build our community where we are, to support the organizations we choose, and acknowledge the differences. The WE idea is also about pursuing our own objectives and reminding people to do same; we the people can make a difference notion. The charities they listed on the BADay site are their sponsors and they want us to identify our own fav charities in our blogs. I listed some of my favs and added some of theirs for emphasis. Your point is important because I hope others will recognize that Blog Action Day is not just about supporting their sponsors but also about identifying our favorite charities and giving them recognition on our blogs. TY for raising this vital point. πŸ˜‰

  3. 16/10/2012 6:46 am

    I saw this world blogging thing for the first time yesterday. I’d like to join in next time.

    • eof737 permalink*
      16/10/2012 7:10 am

      You can follow the link to their site and register to be on the mailing list for next year. The good thing about it is that they will send you a couple of quick reminders in 2013. πŸ™‚

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 7:10 am

        Thanks. I will!

      • eof737 permalink*
        16/10/2012 7:37 am

        Cool and good to chat with you live… Love it! 😎

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 7:38 am


      • eof737 permalink*
        16/10/2012 7:41 am

        Ta love! One day I hope we meet as I bet you’re even funnier in person… πŸ™‚

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 7:52 am

        Oh I’m actually rather dull in person πŸ™‚

        But I sure do hope we meet. I’m close to Manchester…

      • eof737 permalink*
        16/10/2012 7:58 am

        Doubt it or Viv would have outed you… πŸ˜†
        I do hope so too if/when I’m in the UK next. πŸ™‚

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 7:59 am


      • eof737 permalink*
        16/10/2012 8:05 am

        Ditto if you visit the USA. πŸ™‚

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 8:08 am

        [Gritting my teeth] I’m determined to get there one day! Washington is first on my list, then anywhere, USA. Knowing America, I bet there is a town called Anywhere, isn’t there?

      • eof737 permalink*
        16/10/2012 8:22 am

        Good question. Sadly, no!

      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife permalink
        16/10/2012 8:24 am


        Well that’s the first time America has let me down…no, wait – second! Mothballing the shuttles put America on my naughty list.

      • 16/10/2012 8:36 am

        πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  4. 16/10/2012 8:53 am

    I had not heard of this day. I’m glad I have come across it. Like Tilly I must make sure to get involved in the next one

    • 16/10/2012 12:28 pm

      TY Peter and they would gladly notify you when the next one comes around. Do register now so you’d be on their mailing list for next year. πŸ™‚

  5. 16/10/2012 11:24 am

    We to me can be single or plural… We as one group with
    same mind and action…or we as several people doing the same thing but, in a different way…I think “we” as individuals can make a great impression…but, without taking that first step…”we” haven’t actually joined the “we” group in attaining anything…So go forward”we”…alone or as a group…but, go!

    • 16/10/2012 12:56 pm

      Oh Marilyn, your reply had me in stitches! πŸ˜† TY for the humor and laughter. Whatever WE is, let’s do it! πŸ˜‰

  6. 16/10/2012 7:10 pm

    Love the concept of the Power of We!

  7. 16/10/2012 10:15 pm

    Great post! I’ve invited you to an Appreciation Circle growing through October 22nd – for more info, please visit my post at: All the best. πŸ™‚

    • 17/10/2012 2:16 am

      TY darling and I’ll stop by soon to thank you. I have read up on it again because I’m not clear on the guidelines… πŸ™‚

  8. 16/10/2012 11:22 pm

    This is your personal invitation to be a FEATURED BLOG on our site.
    Please participate by leaving a comment here:

    • 22/10/2012 10:51 pm

      TY for the invitation… Hope it turns out well… keep me posted. πŸ™‚

  9. 17/10/2012 3:11 am

    Inspiring down to the last beautiful thoughts, “Help others. Help each other. Empower the world. Remember the Power of WE…” May today, we live these all in our hearts and share it to as much people as we can.

    • 22/10/2012 10:53 pm

      Amen to that! We can share with others if we believe we can… and its my prayer too TY! πŸ™‚

  10. 17/10/2012 7:27 am

    Ah the power of unity! It’s strong and beautiful!

    • 17/10/2012 9:51 am

      TY and I believe we can do more as a united group… πŸ™‚

  11. 17/10/2012 1:07 pm

    ‘United we stand’, it’s an incredible force.

  12. 17/10/2012 3:02 pm

    Hello Elizabeth,
    I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.
    I worked for many years as a translator for development cooperation agencies and NGOs, so could have become a little jaded, but your blog restores my faith in concerted action for better lives.
    If you wish to accept the award, and display the badge, please visit:

    • 17/10/2012 3:06 pm

      TY Allison! So kind of you… I will stop by your blog to thank you there too… Blessings! πŸ™‚

  13. 17/10/2012 6:33 pm

    I forgot to join BAD 2012, the power of we. πŸ™
    I posted another topic. But I attended an event that related with BAD that held in my city. πŸ™‚

    • 21/10/2012 10:43 pm

      Not to worry… Next year will be another opportunity to participate again. At least you did attend an event so you did good. TY! πŸ™‚

  14. 17/10/2012 10:02 pm

    You are the only person I read who mentioned this…unfortunately I missed it this time, but I’ll make a note. One of my favorites is Heifer International. It’s a good organization for me to share with my granddaughters. Each Christmas they help me pick a couple of animals and I explain to them, age appropriately, how the animals “gives back” to the community. There are many wonderful ways to support others, and I like this blogging project very much! πŸ™‚ Debra

    • 22/10/2012 10:55 pm

      I love Heifer International too and just got their donation mailer again. I love the project too because its easy to get caught up on other topics and forget that we can use our blogs to help others. TY! πŸ™‚

  15. 23/10/2012 10:42 pm

    I am so bummed that I missed this event. What a great experience it must be to share around the world. Maybe next year…

    • 12/11/2012 2:56 pm

      Sign up and that way, next year they will notify you… πŸ™‚

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