“I’ve been debating this a lot in my head the past few days. But I’ve finally come to a decision. It’s been made and it’s final.”
Hello everyone! Today is a really important day. Today is Father’s day. So firstly to all fathers out there (including my own), HAPPY FATHER’s DAY! Children (age no bar), we should all appreciate what our parents do for us. Even if we do secretly, letting them know with a few kind words is never a bad thing. It might make their day, light them up and make them happy. Wouldn’t you want that?
Finally, heading on to today’s actual post. I announced that the blog will move to a new website, a paradise for photographers, writers and poets (one-stop site for all). I also revealed plans to monetize the site. Well, what to do with the money? After days of thinking and thinking, I think I’ve come to a solution. I’ve been debating this a lot in my head the past few days. But I’ve finally come to a decision. It’s been made and it’s final. (keep reading)
From Life to Art…
The beauty we’ve been given,
Is in that which is unseen;
And although unseen, we hold confidently to its’ reality
In a secret balance of faith and passion.
For a painter is not a painter,
Until he approaches his canvas.
A writer is not a writer,
Until she captures creativity through the power of words.
A traveler is not a traveler,
Until he courageously walks away from the security of certainty.
In everything we start with nothing,
Faithfully holding onto what could be;
And although we cannot foresee successes or failures,
With passion we must pursue Everything.
The same holds true for love…
For a friend is not friend,
Nor a neighbor a neighbor,
Until kindness is given freely, expecting nothing in return.
A brother is not a brother,
Nor a sister a sister,
Until they have carried each other’s burdens.
A mother is not a mother,
Nor a father a father,
Until they experience true love’s sacrifice.
So in our desire to truly live
We must approach our canvas,
Carry one another’s burdens,
And vulnerably embrace our imperfections,
It is here that life becomes art,
And our lives an empty canvas,
Waiting to be faithfully and passionately approached.
The Poem has been submitted by one of our readers named Cyrus Eaton.
To see more of Cyrus’s work, check out his blog: Become A Human: Blog
To check out his project, go here: Become A Human
Now, to continue with the announcement. The website will become host to charity donations. So not only will we donate all earnings (after paying domain cost) to charity, but you and you and every one of you can be a part of the good cause by putting in your little bit too! I will be hosting all donation events at Just Giving.com. It is a that works tirelessly towards the betterment of the society, and world as a whole. It is also amazing how technology now allows us to work together seamlessly for a cause. I mean, sitting at any corner of the world, you could provide food for one living at the other!
Funny little thing. It is only today I decided to make this post, and today that NeverSeconds, a blog run by a 9 year old went viral. Viral meaning 5 million views! This 9 year old wants to provide better food to the children who aren’t that fortunate. I want to do the same. Give them the much deserved food, shelter and clothing that childhood should bring with it. But above all, give those poor children HOPE. Hope that somebody somewhere in the world cares for them, wants to make their life better, help them in times of need. Because if we humans don’t help each other out, well we might just as well stop calling ourselves human at all. Not only that, the intention is to expand to projects working towards protecting our mother nature, endangered animals and plants, different movements working towards a similar cause.
And people, I would just like to point out that by donating, it doesn’t necessarily mean money. Even if you devote to the cause and talk about it, you are helping as much. So for people who can’t pay (we understand), please share the work and talk about it. Heck, I don’t have my own money to donate anything. But taking this initiative, I guess (hope) it counts.
I want your opinion. Because that opinion counts to me a lot, A LOT indeed. Will you support me in this tough but hopefully fruitful journey? Will you share a hand to bring about a better world? A better place to live. A better tomorrow.
(If I can ask for a small favor from all of you, please share this post on fb/twitter and Stumble it as many times as possible so that we can add more and more people to join this cause, as well as join our family that we have become. To changing the world, and making it a happier, better place to be!)