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Who we are...
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charmed by choice, the blog has been a long thoughtful walk through choices. Ultimately, choices to be resilient.
Our family is one of the thousands of real life examples from this recession ...
we have experienced jobloss, mounting debt, property depreciation....
After spending some time hovering in the freak out mode...we have decided there is a choice to be made.
We can choose to stare at all that's challenging us,
or search and concentrate on all the incredible examples of resiliency.
Come along and be amazed at how many people live resiliently...
recovering finacially, emotionally, physically, spiritually...
We've all been told not to stare... but I invite you to stare at all that's resilient.
Let's be inspired and inspire each other.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Become Cynical or Is activism Cool?

Discussion continued this week referencing the Kony 2012 movement as attention and understanding shifted,
one question raised on the Today Show, led us down the path to wonder.
 Did this viral experience create a climate for our youth, where it's cool to be an activist or plant the seeds of cynicism?

It's a daunting to task,
"educate to activate" the masses. 
I have so much respect for Kony 2012 (Invisible Children) for taking that great task at hand.

 However, as questions were raised about how funding is spent and political alliances are maintained, it concerns me that our youth could have that cynicism seed planted. 

I hope that as we all know better, we do better.  Knowledge is power. 

I plan to use knowledge to choose to help others, not  pick apart individuals or organizations who may go about it in a different way than I would choose to support.

 My dream is to create an understanding that can be shared with our amazing youth then activate our young adults into a movement that continues to shine a light on the needs of the children of Uganda and provide support that lasts.  We can go beyond clicking the video.
 
Plant the seed that activism is cool, step out, research what you care about and partner with an organization that gives in a way that you can believe in.



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