Wednesday, October 15, 2008

say it with me: \ˈpä-vər-tē\

Today is the day that the bloggie world chose to unite to talk about poverty. It is called blog action day, and the date is the 15th of October. The topic is poverty, and how to get rid of it!

poverty: \ˈpä-vər-tē\
(the definition would go here, but I decided not to) you all know what poverty is, you see the need. Does poverty have a face to you, or is is a group of unnamed, underprivileged folks at some smelly overworked soup kitchen? How do you justify not giving? Would you give if you had no doubt that your money would be used well?

However large the need here though, poverty is even deeper, darker in much of the world. Water. Did you even think that it is possible that in many nations, people are dying from the pollution in their water supplies, dying. What is poverty if not the need for even water. My friend jessica recently told me about this amazing organization, Advent Conspiracy. I have posted two of the videos here, that tell you what it is all about, and I will mention this over and over as it has really struck in my heart.

Watch these two super short videos, you can't tell me there isn't something wrong:

Advent Conspiracy!!!! I am so jazzed about this movement, this change in the way we greedies are thinking. STOP ASKING, WHAT ARE YOU GETTING ME? and give!

As book bloggers what is the point of just READING about things and not doing anything about it! I am joining this movement, this is my movement now.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I loved the first video!

and well the thing about buying-buying it is true!
I am glad you found it! we need to -remember- this and act!

I will remember and work towards it :) thanks!

Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...I love your post...yours is better than mine!!! It is just a wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing!

monix said...

That really is a powerful message, Bethany. Just in time to make us think about how we spend this Christmas - in both senses.

bethany said...

veens- yes, the videos are stunning!
It really makes me think more about what I need.

ronda's rants- thanks so much, I will come visit:)

monix- It is just crazy that people are dying because they don't have clean water! Yeah, we gotta do something.

Anonymous said...

Bethany I linked to this post of yours from my blog, I really hope you don't mind.

read it here

bethany said...

veens- you are awesome!!! Thanks for doing that!!