Friday, March 7, 2014

friday philosophy

sometimes i come across a quote that bears some kind of significance and i want to share it with you dear readers.  sometimes it's based on where i am in life or a certain event, sometimes a quote just reminds me of a friend, or sometimes it makes me think.

{image via pinterest}

the other day i read a great post from a friend-of-a-friend.  it was one of those posts that as i continued reading, my head was nodding in agreement and i wanted to become involved.

in case you don't want to click through to read the post, here's what's up:

c.c. chapman (the friend-of-a-friend/author of the post) visited ghana several years ago with the ONE campaign and his life was forever changed by a beautiful little girl named mercy.  she lived in severe poverty and c.c. always wanted to try to make her future better, as well as those in her community.

the sad part of the story is that mercy is no longer with us.  she was only thirteen when she died, simply because she didn't have enough to eat.  mercy was one of thousands of children who die each year because of malnutrition and poverty.

the amazing part of the story is c.c.'s ability to make connections.  after seeing a 'random tweet about ghana and beads' he developed a relationship with the team behind project bead, knowing this could be a way to honor mercy and contribute to a community that desperately needs help.

{image via project bead}

project bead's vision is "to alleviate the world of poverty through education"..."one bead at a time".

so, to honor mercy's memory, c.c. designed a bracelet for project bead.  appropriately named mercy, this beautiful bracelet is more than a symbol of taking action against poverty around the world...100% of the profits goes directly into a fund to be used for ghanian students' further education.

how can you help?

well, i'll tell what i'm going to do to help:  i'm going to buy two bracelets, one for me, and one for a friend who has made an impact on me.  i figure that will have double the exposure of trying to make a difference.

after all, as my quote today says:  if you want to go fast, go alone.  if you want to go far, go together.

let's get together and do what we can.  if we all try, just a little bit, we can make a difference.


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