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We've been talking about taking a step back, acknowledging our fears and worries, and living to be our best Selves in the face of a world that frequently seems very averse to strength and authenticity. I think that, when the ashes of our frenzied lives settle, we sort-of take a deep breath and wonder, so what?
"So what" means, "What is the consequence or the result? Is there any good coming out of it? What is the final message?"
In other words, I can sit here all day and night and blog about loving one another, and my words may be beautiful, but if there is no change in behavior, there is no "so what." Here are some ways to make a difference.
Did you know that there are countries in this world where 1 out of every 4 people has HIV (the virus that causes AIDS?) (RED)
is an organization that aims to help eliminate AIDS. They have a project called (2015)Quilt, which is raising awareness and resources to help create an AIDS-free generation by 2015. Currently, about 1,000 babies are born each year with AIDS. Wouldn't it be great if we can do something, even something small, to help stop this tragedy?
are holding a competition to encourage people to contribute to the (2015)Quilt. This is an incredible contest that is very doable with a little bit of thought and creativity. Basically, you create something that prominently features the color RED. That's just about it, but you can read the full rules and guidelines here:
(RED) Contest EVEN MORE NEW PRIZES! (updated X2) ^Aeirmid has promised to give 1 three month premium membership to first place and give each second and third place a 1 month premium membership.
`The-Lantiis has promised to additionally give a one year Premium Membership to first place, a three month Premium Membership to second place, and a one month Premium Membership to third place!
contest will now end January 31st 12:00 PM EST
Also, your contest entry doesn't have to be original to the contest. i.e. it can be something you already made before the contest started as long as it follows the rules.
The organization (RED) is doing is an "online quilt" where people can have a patch and to join the quilt you have to make a pledge to somehow help get a generation free of AIDS by 2015 as it is HIGHLY likely to be the case as long as people donate to the cause! Click here to join the quilt
While you can
There are great prizes, but, even more importantly, there is a chance to do something meaningful. Time runs out on January 31st, so get busy!
SOPA.... Need I say more? Incredible work with a powerful, daunting message.
Finally, I want to promote something a friend of mine created:
Pretty cool stuff, huh? The concept is brilliant; it is one of the most creative manipulations I've seen in a while.
That's it, everyone. I probably should hit the books.
I wish all of you a wonderful weekend! Make it count!
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