Blogust 2015 – Be The Difference
The past couple of Augusts I’ve participated in Shot@Life’s Blogust campaign by tweeting the #Blogust hashtag, and by sharing stories like this one about Princess Facing The World Head On.
During Shot@Life’s Blogust 2015—a month-long blog relay—some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions come together and share inspirational quotes for their children. Every time you comment on this post and other Blogust contributions, or take action using the social media on this website, Shot@Life and the United Nations Foundation pages, one vaccine will be donated to a child around the world (up to 50,000).
Every day I remind my family that we have to be the change we want to see in the world around us. It’s up to us to stand for what we believe in, to go against the grain, to be the change that we want to see in the world, even when it’s not the easy or popular choice.
The quote that stands out, and speaks to my heart is this one, by Jane Goodall:
iphone photo by my daugher
Every single day we make hundreds, if not thousands of choices, and each of those choices ripples out from us and affects the people around us.
So, every single day, I try to choose what kind of difference I make with my attitude, my giving, my volunteering, my time, my smile, and the choice to stand up for what I believe in. I have to set the example for my kids, because my choices, my actions speak loudly and are the example my kids will mimic.
Last year, I set a personal goal of 200 comments = 200 vaccines donated on behalf of A Southern Fairytale and YOU made it happen!
This year, I’m challenging us to BEAT that goal and donate 300 life saving vaccines! We can do this!!! For each comment on this post, one life saving vaccine is donated to a child in need.
You can use the sharing buttons above and below to share this post with your friends and that action will also result in one life saving vaccine donated to a child in need!
High five mama! You rock 🙂
High Fives to YOU, my sweet friend <3 Thank you for being one of the mamas helping to make this world a better place <3 xoxo
God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given.
<3 you sweet lady. I adore this quote. Yes, yes, yes. Giant hugs and so many prayers going to you and yours.
Hope you reach your goal.
I’m going to have to browse all your corn recipes, I seriously have a sudden weird craving for something with corn lol.
What’s your favorite corn recipe?
One of my favorite quotes lately is from FDR “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
I’m watching The Longest Ride right now, so far it’s one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks movies.
What a wonderful program. I’m sorry to say I’d never heard of it until I got your newsletter. Hope you reach and exceed your goal.
Another day and another beautiful quote.
Much love to you and the family.
I hope you reach and exceed your goal.
Great quote for the first day of school too!
Amazing post! Here’s to another lifesaving vaccine for #Blogust!
Beautiful quote and post. Thank you for all you’re doing to support #Blogust!
What a great cause!
Absolutely! Count me in!
❤️ I’m in too!!
Great quote! Thank you for helping.
Thank YOU for helping!
Isn’t it?! Thank you for the comment and vaccine donation!
Love your quotes… especially the Mahtma Ghandi one… be the change you want to see in this world! Well done, friend! Thanks for setting a great example!
MWAH! Thank you!
Your chosen quote definitely speaks to my heart … thanks for sharing and supporting the SHOT@LIFE campaign!
I am so glad that it spoke to you! Thank you for taking the time to comment.
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” -Auguste Rodin
LOVE THAT <3
Hoping you hit that 300… and I’m with you about choosing our attitude… our perspective and the example our choices are to our kiddos.
You absolutely embody this quote, friend. Love you dearly and thank you for your help xoxoox
Love this quote!!
I hope it speaks to people as it does me! Thank you for your comment! Your comment = 1 vaccine! WHOOP!
My dad had polio as a child and I love blogust!
oh wow! Hope he’s doing well. Thank you for your comment and donation of a vaccine! <3
Thank you, Rachel – wonderful!!! So appreciate your involvement in Blogust!
Thank you so much for including me, Erin! I adore Blogust!! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
This quote is so deep. You have to sit in it for a while to really soak it in. I love it! Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing the first time that I saw it. It absolutely spoke to my very core. <3 you
I love this. Such a great reminder that our actions and inactions have consequences, and we can choose to have a positive or negative effect on the world around us. So glad to be part of Blogust with you!
I’m so thrilled to be a part of Blogust, too! Such an incredible group of people and what a mission! Have a fantastic weekend!
You so embody the essence of this quote. I love it! I love you! Thanks for sharing. xoxo
You are so sweet, Jyl. That’s the best compliment <3 Thank you so much! YOU are very much this sort of person, too. You truly shine xoxo
Love this quote and plan to share it with my daughter!
I hope you do! I think I’m going to have this printed up and hang it in my daughter’s room. I simply love it.
I love this! And YOU.
I love YOU! Miss your face, hope all is well. You are awesome!
It’s so simple…but you know, it really makes you think. When you think about how you spend your days, and whether it helps people in some tangible way — whatever that may be — it can really make you reassess a whole lot. Thank you for the inspiration, and the support for Blogust.xo
Exactly! Thank you for the comment, and for just being the wonderful person that you are! XOXO #Blogust for the win!
Great job! What an awesome challenge!
It is very awesome! Thank you for taking the time to comment and donate a life saving vaccine! You are appreciated!
Wonderful challenge for you to offer … I’m here because of Jennifer DeFelice’s FB post.
Thank you so much! Jennifer is one of my best friend’s from middle school! Love her.
What an inspiration you are! I just stumbled across this tonight but will signing up to stay tuned in.
Thank you for what you do for others.
You are so kind! Thank you so much!!!
Here’s to helping kids!
Thank you so much, Amy! Your rockin’ comment = 1 life saving vaccine! WHOOP!
You got this! I miss you!!!
Thank you, sweet friend! I miss you, too! Hope all is well <> <3
Very well said! Thank you!
thank you, Cathy! Your comment = 1 Vaccine! You rock!
Have I added my 2 cents yet? No. Maybe? Well I am now. #blogust Vaccines for all!
Thank you so much, Katherine! Yes! Vaccines for ALL!!!!
One of my favs.
Great quote and great reminder to be proactive with our intentions and realize our choices are what frame our life and that of those around us.
A worthy cause, and a wonderful philosophy! That’s the attitude I try to take into my classroom every day, and one of the messages that I hope every one of my students takes out of my classroom with them. And you have made a great difference in many lives, from the positive energy you send out every day, to the model you have provided as a mother and a sister.
Great quote! Great cause! Smiles!
Love this cause
This is beautiful!
Ahhh, Jane Goodall! Great quote!
Great quote!! Thanks for helping save lives with Shot@Life