So when I was done choosing my media palette for my Google home page, I ended up with three different daily quotation offerings. On one side of my page I get lofty quotes from Lao Tzu, like "Stay at the center and let all things take their course," and on the other side, just below my weather report, I get stuff from Dave Barry, like "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking." The other day, in the third set of quotations, I found "A tragedy, the person who does nothing because they can only do a little."
Not here at HumanKind Media. You and I are all about the opposite of that tragedy: We know that millions of people doing just a little can end up creating a giant, quiet movement to heal the world.
We're into our third week of articles, interviews, and profiles about people and organizations who are using their unique skills and interests to help the women of the world. As usual, we've found lots to write about. We introduced you to Potentia Media, and we heard from Lisa Shannon, who decided to make her running count for women in the Congo. A friend of ours at Gudran, an art organization in Egypt we wrote about, sent us a heartfelt essay, which we published this weekend.
Coming up later this week, as we round out this series of stories about possibilities for women, we'll hear from one of the dynamic executives leading Women for Women International, the phenomenal organization that has helped thousands of women rebuild their lives after surviving war in their own countries. And we'll have an interview with the author of a cool blog we wish we'd thought of first. Stay tuned!
All of this is in service of one thing: illuminating all the possibilities out there, and inspiring you to find your own longing and possibilities to create change, simply by contributing your own unique resources, skills, and energy. If you haven't checked out HumanKind Challenge #2, click here. We're ready to hear from you. Write to us and tell us: What directions are you feeling nudged toward? Are you taking your own small steps toward helping a woman, or are you thinking about it? Let's share some possibilities. Your idea may be someone else's newfound inspiration.
To cheer you on, Liz has some thoughts this week on how true love is like social change. (Betcha didn't know they were connected!)