When all is dark, make light.
I am tired of hearing about humanity’s worst instincts.
I am tired of hearing how businesses cheat each other, their employees and consumers. I am tired of hearing about crime and criminals. Battle, war, armaments and violent, senseless deaths are not news anymore. It’s just information that makes us more cynical and causes despair.
There is no need to discuss shocking horrors that no longer shock while news of our best impulses remains silent under cloaks of humility, modesty and quiet generosity. The time has come to take off the cloak.
Let’s talk about our best impulses. Let’s talk about our efforts to see the better side of humanity. Let us talk of sharing, of help and of solutions to suffering and despair. Let us talk about the way we act when we choose to do the right thing.
On your own blog, write a new post about your favorite charity, social cause or helpful organization. While I may have a bias toward causes that address maternal health and children’s well-being, I do believe that all people on this planet have the right to freedom, food, shelter, safety and health care. Domestic, international, global and local interests are equally important. Tell me, and our readers, why you believe your special organizations are helping to make the world a better place. Tell us why you support them and why we should too.
If you don’t have a blog, write your entry in the comments form below and I will post it on Babylune.
In your own post, link back to this one to tell others about the existence of this project. To make sure I include your entry, leave a comment with the URL to your entry in the comments section below.
Write your post to inspire others to take an interest, make an effort, volunteer their time, show their support or to give. Naturally, you should also link to the organization’s web site and their contact information.
The entries must be written and posted between now and 11:58PM on December 19th. The link to the post must be submitted to the comments section below by December 19th at 11:59 PM. If the link submission is your first comment on Babylune, you will have to wait for me to moderate your comment, but this will happen the next morning.
The earlier you write, the more time you’ll have to send people toward your cause while they are feeling most generous during the build-up to the holidays.
The author of the winning post, the one that is most persuasive in convincing me of the organization’s effectiveness and importance of the need it addresses, will receive nothing. Instead, I will make a donation in their name to the charity or cause they have designated in their post. The amount of the donation depends on the number of participants.
If I receive between 1 and 19 entries, the donation will total $30.
If I receive between 20 and 50 links to participating posts, it will total $60.
If I receive more than 50 entries, the donation to the charity/cause of the winner’s choice will be $100.
I can’t wait to hear what you care about. I can’t wait to hear how you act to create hope for all of us.