Surfing around Instagram the other day, I came across this little bit of wisdom: “If someone ever tells you that you are putting too much peanut-butter on your bread, stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.” Can I get an “Amen!”? Everything on the internet seems to be negative right down to the way people treat each other in the comments section. Why are people so quick to push people down instead of lifting them up? I understand that no one clicks on a headline that says “Man Went to Work Today, Kissed His Wife, and Then Played with His Kids”. But THAT’s the kind of story I want people to read. Well maybe not that boring, but positive!
Everyday I come in to contact with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Some examples are already posts on this blog, but other examples of people that I know are as follows:
- A couple that decided to open their own business despite having successful careers
- A teenager that decided to give a TEDx talk
- A young person that decided to bungee jump for the first time
- A woman who started her own record label while still in university
- People who have stepped up to the challenge of parenting someone who is not their own child
- Friends that are living DESPITE terrible diseases or injuries, refusing to let the disease define them
- Kids that made decisions that impacted their entire life, that quite frankly, no kid should have to make
I even know this one guy who just up and started a blog because he was sick and tired of all of the negativity in the world. (Wink, wink!) This world is a beautiful place, with beautiful people, lets hear about some of that for a change. So, here is my mission and my vision.
“Our mission is to help people realize that they are capable of more than they think by creating a global community where people share their stories and provide support to each other on their journeys.” No one is allowed to tell anyone else that they are putting too much peanut-butter on their sandwich!
The way that I envision making this happen is right there in the mission statement. I want to create a global community, and to do that I really need your help. This blog is only going to be as good as its readers and participants. To create this global community, I need people to subscribe. It only takes a minute or two. You put your e-mail address in and then you will get a link sent to you that you need to click on to confirm your subscription. This step is to make sure you are a human being. That’s it. Done.
Why do I need you to subscribe? Well, the first reason is that you will get notified each time there is a new blog post, so you won’t miss any of the inspiring stories. (I try to be funny when I can, but the jury is still out on that one.) Secondly, when you are a subscriber and after I have approved one of your posts, you are then part of the community. You can leave comments and join discussions freely! And that is where the magic will happen. For our community to share ideas and provide support; there needs to BE a community! Who knows, I may even reach out to you to share your story! If all I write about is me, you will all get bored. In fact, I will get bored! I know me pretty good and I’m not that great!
Finally, have you ever wanted to be a part of something before it blew up? “I was part of “Facebook” when it was still “the Facebook”.” Well; here’s your chance! The blog is six days old and we have had 302 unique visitors from over 15 countries already. If things go well today, we will celebrate our 1000th hit! So jump on the bandwagon and let’s blow this thing up together! I’m not asking you to be my friend on Facebook; I’m asking you to be my friend. Join the community and be inspired, inspire others, and we’ll have some laughs along the way!
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