I find the topic of poverty fascinating on many levels during the times that we live in.
Did you watch the Presidential debate? Of course you did, most American did. I am sure it is the highest rating reality show out there. But unlike other reality shows, the results of this reality show concerns us all.
One reason to jump head first into another culture is to force you to accept things the way they are.
Case in point: The inexplicable type used to label my water heater.
See a picture, and read more about what I’m learning (or not) in "Things that make you stop going ‘Hmmm’"
As I begin this entry, I would like to share a dream that I had a few years ago. In my dream I was allowed to ask God a few questions. This was one of them.
God, Why are there so many starving children in the world? This was his reply.
Trust yourself as you navigate your transition…
Today is Blog Action Day Poverty 2008, when bloggers around the world write about the issue of poverty. Intent is participating in this effort, and you’ll find posts about poverty and economic hardship written by our Intent Voices on this page.
Blog Action Day’s intention is to raise awareness about poverty through an organized and widespread blogging outreach effort.
The site explains, "On October 15th bloggers everywhere will publish posts that discuss poverty in some way. By all posting on the same day we aim to change the conversation that day, to raise awareness, start a global discussion and add momentum to an important cause."
If you’d like to participate in this movement, you can sign up your blog with Blog Action Day as late as today — find out how to get registered here.
So join us in this movement — either by reading our posts or by writing your own post on the topic — or by doing both!
This post is part of Blog Action Day 08 – Poverty
Firstly, I considered, is poverty a social condition…or is it possible it’s a state of being?
Last night I had plans with a girl friend to meet up in Santa Monica for dinner and drinks. She cancelled, and suddenly I had the night to myself — a night to do whatever I wanted.
I ended up driving down to Main Street in Santa Monica, strolling along the street, window shopping and enjoying a quiet evening out — by myself. I ended my stroll at my favorite Los Angeles cafe, sitting outside on the patio by candlelight while enjoying my dinner.
Often when faced with alone time I retreat to my home and read or email or watch TV. Taking the opportunity to go out into the world, to do exactly what I wanted to do — was thrilling.
Do you get enough alone time? How do you like to spend it — seeing a movie in a theater, taking a walk in nature, reading a book, going out for dinner?