Today began with an alarm that was set for 6:22 PM. I had a meeting to be at at 7:30 am and a friend who needed a ride to the meeting coming at 7:00 am. ACK!
Still wore a dress though. Didn’t feel like it and it would have been so easy to just wear some sweats and a tshirt. It was 29 degrees when I went out this morning. Not my kind of dress weather.
Got home from my meeting and went to a wedding for a very dear pair of friends. Such a beautiful celebration of love. I made a point of taking a picture with the bride so you could see how beautiful she was today.
On the way home I had to stop and get gas from the “cheap” gas station.
For some reason, we are always in need of entertainment at every moment of our days. There is a TV on the gas pump that shows news and other clips of interest. The first time I saw this I was a little ticked that I couldn’t have the outside noise while I pumped gas, have a few minutes away from the constant bombardment.
Tonight, when I stopped for gas I heard an interesting article about instagram. Apparently they have a lot of people who use instagram. Try 300 million!
What if all those users took a stand for something they believed in as opposed to making it all about themselves?
I have to say I post pictures of food, my cats, kids, and random tchotchkes. Every once in a while (when it isn’t Dressember) I post pictures of myself but usually there are other people in the pictures.
I had an immediate thought while I was at the gas station: what if all 300 million people posted about freeing slaves once an hour, a day, a week, or even a month? What if? People I talk to are surprised that I am doing this project. Maybe because it is me or the dresses. I think it is more because of the slaves. It is something we teach our children is history. It is the now story though and needs to be addressed.
I know I cannot save everyone who is enslaved but with your help I can help to rescue one. Go to my Dressember donation site, say a fervent prayer for those enslaved, or go and check out the IJM website to see what else you can do to make a difference.
I know today’s blog wasn’t really moving or an epiphany like past posts but seriously, if we are on social media’s we shouldn’t just play the PC line and “not step on toes” but try to show people how much we can love others and use it to help as many as we can.
I am working on it and trying to be brave by stepping out. You should join me.