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When I started 365give I had never blogged, I’m not a writer, I had never Facebooked nor did I even begin to understand how Twitter worked. How do you possible say anything in 140 characters?
After 283 days of daily blogging, Facebook posting and Tweeting I have had the opportunity to meet some pretty fantastic people doing remarkable thing to change the world. Not everyone has their own web or blog. Many tweet to help spread news and in the case of 365give many help me spread the news of being philanthropic. My Twitter friends encourage and support me every day and I feel so blessed to have them close through my giving journey.
My post today is a guest post from one of my Twitter friends. I have never met this person but he is a lovely and he helps spread news all around the world by tweeting. He gives every day just by tweeting my giving stories and I asked him if I could help him in some way. He has mission he is trying to accomplish right now to help kids that have fallen victim to child abuse. His story is graphic and touching. It reminds us that we can all do something to help change the world. It’s not a perfect place but if you stand up for what you believe in and ask for others to join you - you can be the change you want to see in the world.
Day 282 / Give 283 Written by @helpspreadthis
Life is Beautiful…..unless you are Victor. Victor is a 10 year old little boy who was adopted along with his twin sister Nubia.
Earlier this year, Nubia was murdered by her adopted father and transported in the back of the family’s vehicle while Victor lay in the back seat soaked in acid. Victor survived but will be emotionally and physically scarred for life.
It has been reported that the two children had been tortured since being adopted in 2009.
We live in a world where inexplicable horrors occur. The world is a big place and it can be a bit overwhelming. We have a choice.
My choice….my give… is to not just be sad or sickened by these horrific news reports of child abuse, but to take action. I have started a call to action, a petition to insist on changes in how reports of child abuse are handled. This is at least a start.
I do believe Life is Beautiful. I just want it to be beautiful for ALL the children in this world as well.
If You Care Enough, You Can Change The World. Come Help Us!! Please join us in supporting our cause to protect children living in abusive households
I have signed this petition and I am asking you to do the same. Use your voice to give back to the children that sufferer so much. Let’s help create change today and make the world a better place.
365give wants to know what your favourite blog posts have been this year. What has inspired you, made you cry, moved you to do something in your life differently. Leave a comment with a link to your favourite post or one you have written. We will share the most inspiring story with everyone. This is mine I wrote for The Jungle of Life. Now send me yours.
Today is September 1, 2010 and I am just 28 days away from starting my new project “365give”. If you have read “My Story” or earlier posts, you will see I have never blogged before. Not only have I never blogged before but my technical savvy stops at attaching a document to an email. So practice makes perfect. I thought I would share a few stories with you about what exactly brought me to this point in my life. I will become a better blogger and you may find something about my story that resonates with you.
Today’s topic – fear.
I like to consider myself smart. I am not highly educated with letters behind my name but I have experience and I work hard. I am resourceful, I have had my own company for 15 years. I have raised millions of dollars for charity throughout my business and my person volunteer work. I have worked with celebrities, billionaires and the homeless. Very few people or situations intimidate me but we all have moments in our life where things flat out scare us. Changing the world is one of those things for me.
I have had a number of brilliant mentors in my life, one being Harry Rosen. Yes there really is a man, Harry Rosen. I worked for Harry in a management role in his stores for a number of years. I was young and there were very few women working in management levels at that time. (I’m not that old I was just really young at the time!) I will always remember one of my first training sessions I did with Harry. He was teaching a group of us how to measure for a custom made suit.