Please read this entire post. I’ve never asked that before but this post is unlike any other I’ve ever written…
Things with a heart are always compelling.
Countries pull their hearts together during times of war. Families pull their hearts together during times of loss(dead) or gain (birth). Individuals pull their hearts together to get behind a cause that compels them. We don’t really get to choose what cause compels our heart to feel something but we do get to choose which cause we act on.
Many people support politicians when they don’t run on a platform of policies as much as they run on a platform of feelings. You only change things if you don’t like the way you feel. People support businesses because of the feeling they get from a clerk, a doorman, or the founder (Dave Thomas the founder of Wendy’s comes to mind. What a likable guy). Today my heart was compelled and it reminded me that today, January 24, 2011, is the easiest day in the history of our human existence to share messages. I have 937 friends on Facebook and 848 followers on Twitter. That’s not just 1,785 connections. Every single one of those people has followers and friends, some of them have many more than me.
- What do we do with this connectivety?
- What do we do with this authority?
- What do we do with this influence?
- What do we do with this voice?
Today I am asking you to click on one link and consider funding a project that will comfort parents who have lost a child to a miscarriage. It’s uncomfortable to even type those words because the topic is so taboo. It’s so hard to talk about. It happens every day and you likely know someone who could have used a source of comfort during that time. An accomplished pianist is creating an album to bring comfort to parents and I am ask you to use your influence to help the project happen.
- You have connections.
- You have authority.
- You have influence.
- You have a voice.