There is a stirring in the wind all over the globe… do you feel it? It started with one poignant post that speaks to the need for compassion and attention in this world. My Faves, Lizzi wrote it. It’s heartbreaking truth digs deep and raises the call to us all…
It will move you too.
From those words, a mission was birthed, with the breath of Yvonne’s heart and their combined passion for good.. A campaign to unite 1000 voices all over the world, with one goal: To spread compassion through our blogs and videos, and pour out goodness in a world that is lacking much of it in many places.
1. Deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.*
Bloggers, authors, utube artists, editors, publishers and many more are coming together to fill the world with THIS, through their own platforms on February 20th of this year. If you are engaged on the World Wide Web, and want to participate in sharing goodness around the world, please join us!
We have a Facebook page, and group for you to come along and contribute your heart and your gift toward the goal of spreading compassion everywhere on this one chosen day, as we shine light in a dark world that needs it.
Would you add your light?
And if you don’t write or have a platform to do this, you can surely partake in reading and sharing all the compassion you see infiltrate the web, with all those who need it. YOU also have a purpose… to spread the compassion on line or off line. The goal of this mission is to MOVE people, and if you are inspired to spread compassion in your own world- THAT is the ultimate mission.
Thank you to my Faves, Lizzi Rogers for your heart and your purpose… And for our beautiful friend Yvonne, for taking on an enormous project to touch the lives of many.
I march alongside my fellow soldiers of good, to battle the broken places with the greatest weapon of all.
We must be the village. We can’t just walk by the fallen or turn from the broken. There are wounded people out there who desperately need attention and help… they are alone. Why? Perhaps they choose this, but if we notice them- then maybe we can connect with them and pour out compassion and love where they need it most.
If we stopped and simply noticed, then maybe our village would expand and people would be cared for and carried. Maybe people wouldn’t feel so alone and help-less… and hope-less, if just one person stepped into their desperate corner and reached for them. I for one, am passionate about this purpose. I have written about it many times here on my blog, so I charge you all to truly pay attention to those around you. Do you hear and see them? Are you truly loving your neighbor?
Are you God’s hands and feet?
We are called to be the Good Samaritan.
I love how Lizzi says it:
“And it’s what we all need, whatever stage of life – we need to know we’re not alone.
Whether we’re the child who is too young to protect themselves;
Whether we’re the kid whose world is hungry, and whose parents seem just not to know about things like nutrition or cleanliness;
Whether we’re the person trapped in a violent relationship, who fears for their life;
Whether we’re the person too close to the edge, who needs to offload in a safe manner before they do something terrible;
We need to know that someone, somewhere, has noticed and that they CARE.
Which makes US the village, and it’s a job we need to be more careful about getting right. We need to keep a look-out for one another, let ourselves care about strangers, act on behalf of those who are helpless, and encourage everyone we know to do the same.
If we make our Village strong enough perhaps the heartbreak headlines will become fewer. Perhaps people will behave more responsibly, knowing that others are keeping an eye on them. Perhaps there will be more respect for one another, and a soul-deep recognition of each person as someone worthwhile.
Perhaps the world will become kinder and more compassionate.
Perhaps it will all be okay…
Because together we’re stronger, and between us all, we CAN make a difference. Perhaps the difference between life and death. It would be a great start, so I challenge you to try.
These are stormy times.
Get out there and BE the village.”
AMEN to THAT.
Join our Facebook Group and like our Facebook Page and lets do this!!
This is an amazing post, and a wonderful share of our little project. Thank you for it, Kitty
I am STOKED about it, Faves!!! YOU began something BIG with YOUR voice. I love that soooo much. God is in this… how could He NOT be?
My Inner Chick says
***we need to know we’re not alone.***
This must be shaded, underlined, and shouted from the mountaintops!
This is the reason blogging is KICKING ASS.
As for me, when I read something that makes me say, “THIS IS MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” I know I have found a connection & non-judgment.
Whatever you girls are doing, I want to be part of it.
xxx Kiss. Love. from MN.
I am SO glad you are a part of it now Kim!! I KNEW you would love it and jump in!! Love you so much. <3
Janine Huldie says
Agree with Lizzi and just absolutely love how you shared this. I have been so busy this past week myself, but have seen talk about this all over the internet and will be joining in some way, shape or form. Just not sure how yet, but have a few ideas brewing. Thanks again for the reminder here 🙂
OH Janine… you will surely kick out something wonderful, THAT I’m sure of!!! YAY for COMPASSION!! 🙂
Manal The Go Go Girl says
This is such an AMAZING idea/movement. You and Lizzi nailed it in these beautiful posts. I’m in and can’t wait to see how it all develops. I’m honored to be part of such a wonderful group!
Love you all!
Oh Manal!!! I swear I thought of YOU when this all started to unfold!! I just LOVE that you are in it with us!! Thanks so much for coming by to read my post about it, sweetie. LOVE YOU!!!
Together, we’re stronger. Together, we can make a difference. I’m so, so happy to be on your team.
SO true Sarah!!! Together we ARE stronger!!! (Hope you had a great weekend honey!!!) XOXO
Such a great idea that y’all have come up with – so much love! I think it will be more than 1000 voices by the time it’s all said and done!
AGREED Kim!!! Well over, I’m sure!! Such a wonderful mission, isn’t it? 🙂
I liked the page and joined the group! It will be well over 1,000 voices. I’m sure of that.
Oh YES it will!!! Over 800 in just a week. This is awesome. 🙂
another jennifer says
AMEN! My friend Nicole added me to the group before I had any idea of what this was. It’s amazing. I’m happy to be a part of it. We all need a village. I know the power of having compassionate people around me. So very powerful.
As soon as it started up, I thought of you Jen!!! This is RIGHT up your alley, girl!!
Lily Lau says
That idea’s just lovely! We are the village! 🙂
Thanks so much Lily!!! I hope you have joined up with us and come along for the ride to spread compassion all over the world!! SO easy, and yet so powerful. 🙂
Kristi Campbell says
I’m so so excited for this project. Truly so powerful and important. xxoo what a perfect perfect perfect lovely post Chris. Amen to BEING the village. Amen to that. To you. Love.
I love ‘our village’ within the village that is within another village… I love being in THIS with you, among all our other trails we walk together on, my dear friend. <3
Katie @ Pick Any Two says
I will definitely be liking and joining the group! What an amazing—and desperately needed—project.
YES!!! Come along Katie!!! It’s such a wonderful and EASY campaign. Just write something on compassion on Feb 20th and join our fb group and be sure to like our page too. We are over 800 and going strong!
Lisa @ The Meaning of Me says
Know what the opening of your post made me think of? That Carpenters song…”there’s a kind of hush all over the world tonight…all over the world people hear the sound of lovers in love.” Which has nothing at all to do with the #1000Speak, but that’s where my mind went. Perhaps it’s late…
I am in for this and I am SO excited to be part of it with all of you.
Now I HAVE THAT SONG IN MY HEAD!!! (Again, seeing as I read this before and it STUCK then too!!!) This is just so cool, and I am SO excited you have joined the ranks on FB and running with it Lisa!!! You GO GIRL!!
Lisa @ The Meaning of Me says
Well I’m trying to run with it…I’m kind of just walking a little, really. 🙂
And I love what you and Kristi talked about – the village in the village in the village…yeah. Cool.
This is such a fabulous concept, and I knew you would be in on it, Chris. I will be too, I just need to give the words time to settle in my brain.
You’ve got time to ruminate Dana! I am betting you will come up with an amazing post, as always my friend!!! SO glad you are on board!!
Praying that this becomes successful!
Me too Jhanis!! In just one week… we have over 800 on board. LOOKING GOOD!
Such an awesome project!!
AGREED!! Are you in? I hope so!!
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
I’m part of it and I think it is amazing how quickly it has spread. Liz’s words in that post are amazing (as usual) and really inspired people to do something.
I know… I am just LOVING how this is spreading!! SO glad you are on board too Lisa!!! YAY!
we have mastered the art of Looking Away in this world… and then look at the headlines and shake our heads. We need to SEE, really see people. Hear their stories. Hold their hands and hug their hearts. There can be no changing of minds on a Global level, until we have a Global Change of Heart!
Leslie- you MUST do this with me!! Soooo many bloggers are jumping into this campaign, and it’s EASY and surely would right up your alley, girl!
Head over to the FB group and I will get you in, or someone will depending when you get over there. It’s really an easy thing, just write about compassion (anything!) on Feb 20th. I think we are over 900 strong now. Pretty cool.