On this Thankful Thursday, I would like to point out how thankful I am for all the activists in the blogosphere. Everything great movement begins with one idea and potentially one person or cat.
Think of the peace globes (and are you ready for THIS November 7th?). Yes, we are just doing a blog blast for peace. Did you know there are studies that when people meditated regularly as a group on peace that the crime rate went down? I think that means although we might not be doing some great heroic thing when we participate, but we are putting energy into peace rather than hatred or war. I think it is wonderful.
I like to think that each time any cat posts about someone else needing help or offers an auction to help a cat they’ve only ever met online or donates to a cat they’ve only heard of because of other online friends we are creating a vaster energetic resource of love and support around the world.
It only takes one. I am reminded of this (although I am not yet pink) because October is breast cancer awareness month. I heard that Susan G. Komen was a woman who had breast cancer. She died because medicine couldn’t help her. She wanted to raise money specifically for breast cancer research so that other women wouldn’t have to go through what she was going through. She started the walk and people donated. Susan is no longer with us, but how many of us have either walked or donated to friends and family who have participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure? One woman. One idea that didn’t sound like much on the surface. But look where it’s gone.
Thank you Ping–it was actually Susan Komen’s sister who started it. Still one woman on a mission. I knew the story didn’t sound exactly right!
Oh don’t forget blog action day on October 15th either!
And for those who missed it: now we are pink!
Skeeter and LC says
Hey Gemini – You asked on our blog about catchin mousies. We will assume outside. We had problems learning ourselfs. We were separated from our Moms before she’s could teach us how to catch mousies, so we hadda learm on our own.
Walkin real quiet is important. You gotta kinna slide your feet unner noisey leafs. That hides the noise of yer presence. An ya gotta sit real quiet for really long times an jus listen for sounds. So, ya gotta be more patient than the mousies.
We know it seems real silly, but ya gotta BE the woods. Quiet, patient, ya know? The mousies only come out when they think it is all safe.
When it is all quiet, the mousies come out. Don’t get too ‘cited them. You hafta watch them. Some will be closer than others. The closer ones are the ones to watch, An dont pounce even then. Wait, an wait an wait.
When they are finally in a cat length, pounce! Jumping on them is half the work. You can control then into your paws after that. I’ll bet you can do that.
Best of luck!
Very true, it mostly just takes one little push to create a whole avalanche.
If we all just start with the smallest little things it will add up!
And the blogoshpere is sure changing the world as we speak, and will continue to do so. That is why totalitarian regimes (China, Burma, etc.) restrict access to the internet!
Thanks for reminding me of the two dates! (nov 7, oct 15)
Zippy, Sadie and Speedy says
This reminds us of the saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Excellent post, Chey! One person, or cat, truly can make a difference! Back in Canada, my humans participated in the CIBC Run for a Cure every year, to raise money for breast cancer research, ran the Terry Fox Run, for cancer, did the Do it For Dad, for prostate cancer research, and the Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Association, as well as numerous other runs and events for different charities.
Wow, I can see you’z been finking hard too of late! Having just lost Dad’s Dad to cancer and his Mum having had and beaten breast cancer twice my family are big supporters of the cause… Mummy lost an Aunt to breast cancer, a sister-in-law and a great friend to other forms of cancer too – the latter two both in their late 30’s and leaving 2 young daughters each. Then to top it off one of Mummy and Dad’s friend’s lost her husband to the disease 3 weeks ago, leaving her with 2 young sons (both of which are the boy’s friends).
Any little you do for a good cause is hopefully like a pebble in a pond, it sends out ripples that are so much bigger than itself and that carry on for ages!
Ok that’s all the finking I can manage on a Thursday now it’s nap time! 😉
Maggy & Zoey says
Thank you Cheysuli. Thank you for caring, and sharing. Important thoughts for the day.
How true, how very true!
I am very proud of all the good things that cats have made happen in the cat blogosphere!
There are so many causes worthy of attention.Good thing we have lots & lots of cats here.We can pick our cause and help out.
It is very true that even a little bit helps. Being aware is the first step and when you come together as a group it is really magical. I’m very proud of our group of friends and how we take care of each other.
Midnite & Stray Kitty says
ONE is a powerful number. One person can change the world – can find the cure for cancer, can save a life, or can move a mountain in order to get something done. Thanks for this post.
the zoo says
its nice to see all three of yall laying side by side on your bed.
Hi Chey, thanks for your comment about homeopathy. My mom has looked into it, but hasn’t been able to find a homeopathic vet in Munich that also speaks English. While my humans have a decent working knowledge of German, when it comes to veterinary matters, they do better in English. My current vet speaks English as well as German, so it works well. They speak German as much as possible, but when they come to something they can’t explain in German, or that they don’t understand, both they and the vet can switch to English.
It is nice to think of all the good things in this world.
I totawwy agwee with you! I’m going to get mine Mummy to help me turn mine bwoggy pink when she has the time.
Susan Komen’s sister was the one who started this breast cancer research. It started off locally in Dallas where Susan was from. It just caught on and it’s been amazing to watch it grow to where it is today. I am so thankful that so many do so much for this dreadful disease that harms so many women.
And helllllllllllllllooooo to my gorjuss gurl!
HRH Yao-Lin says
What a wonderful, thought provoking post.
Interesting what the power of positive thought can really do..there are more things in heaven and earth as they say!!!
Henry Helton says
Very nice post.
storm, the Furry Fighter says
this is agreat post – and yet another reason why you must be president!
my bean lives very near Smithfield – it is a meat market which is stinky and a bit yucky before 2pm most days – cats would love it though, lots of free tidbits lying around all over the place! my meowmie works just the other side of the river from The Tower, next to Tower Bridge, it is about 2 miles from our home!
i fink i should roll out the meezer bus again soon… 😉
Mum helped me to make a new peace globe. So I am all ready.
Team Tabby says
We’ve gone pink for the month of October on our blog. Networking is wonderful.
Moe & Mindy
Yup got caught looking for treats, the hiding place got changed.
Chairman Mao says
That’s a furry great and thoughtful post, Chey — we’ve gone pinkies, too, and we will be purr-ticipating in the Blog Blast fur Peace. It’s amazing the wunnerful furriendships that are made onna Bloggiesphere!
Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!