I'm taking a short blogging vacation beginning today. I'm going to be re-running some of the most viewed posts, though, so you'll have something to read until I come back on 2/25. Thanks for being patient!
Originally run Dec 19, 2011
Make a Difference Monday: It Only Takes a Girl
First? You should watch this (if it's blank, right click on it and choose show video info ... or refresh the screen. That should work for you.):
And now let me tell you how Make A Difference Monday came about.
That video? Was a link on a friend's Facebook wall. I watched it, and I cried.
And I realized that all of the things my friends and I complain about on Mondays? The whole "going back to work, not enough coffee, the weekends aren't long enough bleaaaah" routine?
It's ridiculous. It's elitist. And honestly? It's a whole lot of whining.
First world problems? You betcha.
So -- Make a Difference Monday. To remind you, and me, that to have the job, to have the luxury of a weekend, to have the luxuries that you -- and I -- and the people we know -- take for granted? That's a gift.
We can do better. We should do better.
Which brings me back to the link I asked you to watch.
If it moved you, there are things you can do to support girls in developing countries. One of them is shopping here:
You can also go here:
Or, obviously, here:
And if this doesn't move you? That's okay. Make a Difference Monday is all about presenting ways -- big ones, small ones -- to make a difference. Maybe one of them will strike a chord with you.
We can all make a difference -- any time, any day.
Perhaps today you'll make one for a girl.