Being picky about what I put into my mind

I have decided to commit to listening to an inspirational speech/video each day for the rest of this month. I will do this instead of pinning workouts that I’ll never do & pictures of beautiful babies that I won’t have for 5+ years on Pinterest. Same goes for mindless Facebook wandering & reading tweets where crazy girls like this one share uncouth tweets. Yes, most of us enjoy indulging in a little social media but if we learn to be more selective about what our brains take in on a daily basis we can begin to truly grow. Those things do not get me anywhere, motivational speeches giving me the tools I need to be successful can.

This afternoon I listened to 50 Things I Will Do Today. There are plenty more options among the one I chose at Learn Out Loud, so head on over & listen while you enjoy lunch on your patio with a green smoothie or iced tea (assuming it’s as beautiful outside where you are as it is where I am)

#22 taught me this…

Buddha comes from the word Budh, which means one who is awake to reality. Become awake. Become aware. Live in the now.

We’ll talk more later this evening (if my midterm project & article don’t throw me over the deep end before then) because I have some good news to share with you! All my love, Bee

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“Littles can make a big difference.”

Around 4 years ago I slept downtown, barefoot, with some of my close friends to take a stand for the invisible children. Although that was years ago, I now see that acts similar to the one I took are simply not enough. 12 days ago Janeth, an amazing girl I have met through this blog, sent me this video. A TEDxTeen talk by Natalie Warne, a young woman who has been making a significant difference, a difference far beyond sleeping downtown to be heard.

And then Jani wrote this post.

Yesterday a great friend of mine, Zack, shared a video that has started an uproar all across the U.S via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, & other social networks. It is called KONY 2012 (go here to watch it) It is a “Film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.” 

The reality of what has been going on for over 20 years because of  Joseph Kony’s addiction to power is frightening. He is the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army and abducts, rapes, and kills children for no reason at all. Many people have been asking why we care about stopping Joseph Kony. Why aren’t we focusing on our own problems? Well, because that is not how history is made. Helping causes that only effect your life in Small Lake City, Utah is not how thousands of children’s lives are saved.

I ask you to take 30 minutes that you usually spend blogging, browsing Facebook, and thinking of clever tweets and set it aside for learning about the invisible children & what we can do to help. I understand it can be difficult to believe that you as an individual can make a difference, but when that feeling emerges, look to the heroes & she-roes of our world and remember this: they did it & so can you.

Make this man be held accountable. Reblog, like, share, and use your voice! Don’t let him slip between the cracks & get away with spreading evil among thousands of innocent children.