Credit card bills
3 yr old potty-training
Let's just say it's not going great
My good friend is facing a tough week
My son's ticket/court date
My teenager, in general
Did I leave the iron on?
I'm not getting paid for today
I still don't have my new debit card
Didn't I buy lettuce yesterday?
I SWEAR I got it, I can picture it
I can't find the lettuce, where is it?
HOW do I get groceries without cash or a debit card?
Do they still take checks in 2015?
Do I still HAVE checks?
WHERE the H-E-double-hockey-sticks IS my lost coat?
Who was I supposed to call today?
The weird disease I recently found out I have (it's NOT life threatening, but all of my nails may disappear and they don't know how to stop it, or what causes it, or what.)
Anyway, I definitely cannot pick one topic to write a post about, except a project I learned about last week. It's a project called "1,000 Voices For Compassion." A great idea.
This is the idea in a nutshell, prompted by all the terrible-awful items in the news nationally and world-wide:
Let's get 1000 bloggers to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement, care for the environment etc, and ALL PUBLISH ON THE SAME DAY (Feb 20th) to flood the Blogosphere with GOOD! Use the hashtag #1000Speak to promote this event.
Even though I'm not what you would call a 'serious writer' or a good writer, or even a 'good person' I will be putting some words and sentence-type phrases together. If for no other reason than Life is hard, but together we're strong. And you know, helping other humans and whatnot.
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This project already has over 825 writers, so chances are there will plenty of people who use the English language correctly.
What this world needs, IMHO, is compassion in many different voices, from many different backgrounds, coming together to improve our overall communication. Not just with proper grammar and you know, 'complete sentences' but also with terrible jokes and borderline appropriate behavior.
THIS is the voice of my people. We're weird, we walk the line of acceptable, but we're also human, and we can also feel feelings. Even if we try to keep that crap way down in places people don't really talk about at parties.
This movement, and every good movement, needs many voices. YOUR VOICE. You can write about pretty much anything you want. YOUR thoughts on any specific topic, or anything about compassion in general.
Below is the link to the Facebook page, please request to join and get to know the GOOD PEOPLE in this world you always hear about, but rarely run into anymore.
Here is the link to the Facebook page, you can request to join.
I know, if you're anything like me you already belong to 47 Facebook groups and every time you log in, you have 89 notifications because you've given up trying to turn which ones off and whatnot, but this whole thing will be over next month and you can un-join the group, or whatever Facebook calls that.
I feel like I'm old enough now to not keep up on the all the computal lingo, and if not blame my Early Onset Elderly Syndrome. Now turn that damn music down and go and write something nice. And pull your pants up!
What an awesome cause. With that said, why does it have to take place on a Friday? Not that compassion and understanding and being nonjudgmental is really our thing anyway, but that definitely kicks us out of this. Looking forward to seeing yours, though!ReplyDelete
I don't know specifically WHY they chose that day, but I do know they were looking for an historical significance as a day to launch the project. I'm worse at history than I am at being a good person, but I would guess something important happened that day. You could always post yours any old day, and just link up on Friday. Or if you don't want to link up, just post anytime around then and use that hashtag. The hashtag was created so that people could easily find posts of this nature.Delete
I also heard that Friday was a good day to post blog-wise, people seem to wander off to personal reading at work on a Friday. I never have time on Fridays and I'm usually EXHAUSTED from life by Thursday, but I am going to start writing mine way early to make sure I finish it. It doesn't matter how/when you join in, these are my kind of people in that whatever/however/WHENever you want to join in, you're more than welcome.
The date was chosen as it is also the UN World day of Social Justice and while you can have social justice without compassion it is not very effective that way.Delete
Thank you! I knew I could Google the date, but I didn't want to pretend I remember that kind of thing. I also knew there would mostly likely be many happenings, I didn't want to guess. Thank you!Delete
It's a lovely idea! Can't join though, because I'm not on Facebook. But looking forward to your post on that day!ReplyDelete
If you're not on facebook but want to join, follow the blog 1000Speak.wordpress.com - it will have updatesDelete
Thanks, Lizzi -- I'll do that!Delete
Good idea! You can also just post anytime around that date, and use that hashtag.Delete
Oh my Joy - WHY don't you think you're Good People? You're AWESOME People. I don't geddit. Is it residuals? Is it trying to measure against incorrect standards? WHY?!?!?ReplyDelete
You're fabulous and compassionate and kind and capable and you CARE - you DO THINGS.
And I'm thrilled to pieces that you're doing THIS!
Thank you for sharing #1000Speak *hugs*
Eh, I'm okay. I'm mostly being sarcastic and setting my bar low. I enjoy dark humor and unlike the school I grew up in, I don't find that wrong. I do some things, I make sure I do. Like this thang right here. That's part of why I DO this king of thing, and part of why I wanted to blog in the first place. I know that MY opinions are different than most, and I feel like that's okay, and through open dialogue and sharing our experiences we can better understand each other. I already started my post, and I'm seeing it's going to branch into at least TWO separate posts already. Because again, I want to share MY story, MY experience and the reason why I see things the way I do. That is how I learned the most about other people, meeting them and hearing their stories, their experiences. THIS helps me be more compassionate. Know what I mean??Delete
That's sounds like a wonderful idea. Not sure if I could do it though, seeing as there's a hole where my heart should be.ReplyDelete
And dammit woman, you are a good writer and a good person and I look forward to reading what you have to say.
I hear you, Lily Jo. I have been in some dark places, done some sketchy things. However, I feel like no matter HOW we see ourselves, we still have a right to our opinion. This is what I'm on about. EVERYONE has the right to their opinion, especially if it doesn't actually hurt anyone else. Even people like us. We are real people, we've been through real things and we don't have to blow sunshine out of our asses to get people to recognize our opinions as valid. Hopefully that makes sense.Delete
LOVE your MLKJ photos!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I didn't make them, but I enjoy seeing the ideas portrayed in a new way. A lot of people get nervous when humor approaches a serious subject, but I feel like it can be a good thing. A new way to spread the same messages. We don't have to be afraid to laugh at life.Delete
Thanks for reminding me! I heard about that a few days ago, and I meant to join the Facebook group, but my browser was being so slow that, by the time I got Facebook to load, my mind had wandered off to some other project!ReplyDelete
That sounds familiar! Technology and my mind often get the better of me and I forget what I started, or thoughts that seemed like a good idea, and then days later I remember, "OH YEAH." hahaha glad to see you'll be a part of it!Delete
Such a great idea. I can't wait to see the finished posts!ReplyDelete
LOL to I have a dreamsicle!! So glad we are all in this together!!ReplyDelete