15 October 2012

Blog Action Day ~ The Power of WE

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change, poverty and food with thousands of blogs, big and small, taking part. This year, close to 2000 blogs from 108 countries, using 43 different languages, have registered to take part in Blog Action Day.

This year, the theme is the Power of We. The Power of We is a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, either for their own communities or for people they will never meet half way around he world.

What I particularly love about Blog Action Day is it is the Power of We. Blog Action Day partners with some amazing organizations that are working to create a more peaceful and loving planet. This is the Power of We in action; people and organizations working together to make a positive difference in our world.

Just a few of the organizations are Greenpeace, founded in 1971, a small team of activists sailing from Vancouver, Canada, ignited their vision of a green and peaceful world.

Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam works directly with communities, seeking to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

As a child, I thought a heifer was the nickname for an aunt. Then, I found out that every woman my mother was pissed off at was a heifer. Needless to say, Heifer International, founded in 1944 with just one cow, has a mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

These organizations, along with the many people who work, fund, and service them, are the Power of We. There are many things that are going on within these and other organizations, but I believe the Power of We begins with awareness. None of these organizations would survive if it were not for people power, "we" power.

So, how can we continue this power of we? Volunteer, donate your time, talent or treasure to any of the organizations that tirelessly work to make a positive and peaceful difference and care for creation.

Just think, almost 2000 blogs posting about the Power of We, calling attention to, raising awareness of, and creating a global shift in our world. Now that is the Power of We.

Blessings of peace,

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