The following video is by Tasha (of Tashlandia fame), a good friend and co-creator who is very near and dear to me. Along with being an amazing director, a beautiful person and just plain awesome in every imaginable way, she is a domestic violence survivor. Thanks to her strength and creativity she has turned something horrific into something empowering. The people of Newington, Connecticut and countless others have done the same and are changing lives because of it.
I was so inspired after watching this video (and rewatching it about five more times), that I spent the next few hours in an excited tizzy, creating the icon below. As you may notice, there is no LydMc signature on this one as I specifically intended it to be shared and enjoyed by anyone who wishes to do so. Please feel free to use this picture for any avatar, icon, wallpaper, etc. The point is to inspire and share.
If you want to hear more of the movement for good, and maybe even be a part of it, check out the Tashlandia channel on Youtube and the official site of Carey On Productions where we both work to spread the awesome. No matter who you are, how you got here or what anybody else says... the good you do matters, and you are wonderful for doing it.
Pass it on.
9/14/13 Update: In the spirit of passing on the positive spirit, love and gratitude, I've turned the above graphic into an all-encompassing Thank You card. It's blank on the inside so you can fill in your own personal reasons for being grateful and let someone special in your life know the good they do matters.
I've already sent a few myself, not for particular gifts, but for overwhelming gratefulness to people in my life who are simply wonderful and deserve to know it. Feel free to use the link to thank someone who has made a difference in your life, and always remember, the good you do matters, too!