Almost there!

How exciting is it to be this close?

So close 1000

Nearly 1000!

The above picture (well this whole post) was scheduled a couple of days ago…Guess what…I hit today!

1000!

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Since I’ve learnt so much from my last give-way (like how to write up a good give away. That not every country will let you send whatever you want…Sorry, Victorious Pages!) … I’ve decided to do another one!…Watch this space for more…

1000 Speak for Connection!

In the past I have Blogged a couple of posts regarding a Facebook page called 1000 Voices for Compassion and on the 20th of each month there is a challenge and people write Blog topic based on the topic for that month. In the month of the May the topics “Connection” including reconnection and reconciliation.

So I will literally just write down whatever came to mind when I thought of the word “Connection”.

Connection Prompts For our May Link-up

I think that is a really interesting topic because I find that as a general society rule we are less connected than ever before.  Yet we have all these tools to help us communicate well and efficiently and yet as I have said before we have more of a society that wants to be “right” instead of discussing and talking with one another. You watch people (especially with Twitter) who bully and send death threats to people that they don’t even know. When did this become okay? Why has this become such a problem? How can someone be so disconnected that threatening and telling people that should “go and kill” themselves, became acceptable?

I have watched many “fights” on Facebook. You have many people who will literally write “who cares”. How poignant is that?! Clearly not them (that is a whole other topic though on people who want to write “who cares” and “this isn’t news” instead of scrolling past the topic). I have asked people on Facebook directly why they felt the need to write that statement, why didn’t they just scroll past and get on with their day. Why do they think what they like is so much more and better than other? Yet, when people ask them, they get really upset?

Have we lost the connection with what is really important, how can we get it back, whose to blame, is there one area to blame or is it just everything these days? Have we lost the connection with the earth, the planet, our basic simple ways. Have we become to diverse to be able to really handle and accept the differences in others? Are we not ready to CONNECT with the other different souls on this planet? Is it too much for us to handle right now.

I believe that it is time to reconnect with and within ourselves. Go back to the basics and take a long look at what we are doing and what kind of legacy and story do we want to leave behind. I believe that we need to reconnecting with ourselves every know and then, to take a hard look at ourselves and asked ourselves “What is important to us”. Do these people really want to leave the story behind of them threatening and telling people to die behind the cowardice of a screen?

Take that walk back in a nature, kick up the leaves during autumn. Mediate…Listen to what our souls are telling us to do, telling us the path that we should take. Shut out the world of the technology. and connect with our spirits again. I think that we need to reconnect within ourselves again.

#1000Speak against Bullying…

#1000Speak

So about a month ago I participated in a “Blog Challenge” so to speak with a group of another thousand Bloggers to write a post about Compassion….On the 20th of March they are doing it again, except this time we are writing about a very hot topic, Bullying and Bullies.
https://lolsyslibrary.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/1000/

At first I was wondering if I even wanted to really participate this time, I have been bullied and just this week felt that at the hands of a family member for another time. It was interesting though because it started to make me think, why is it always me who feels ashamed? These people have treated me appallingly bad with no actual good reason. Many, when I have confronted them, avoid the situation altogether, which is slightly ironic.

Then that started to make me think, 30 years of feeling badly about myself because of the words and actions of others who are beneath me…I am tired of it! Physically, emotionally and mentally I am tired, this week was the first week I actually told a bully to “get lost”. Then I started to look back at all the years I’ve been putting up with being bullied…NO ONE should have to do this! NO ONE should have to “put” up with it. Then I started to worry about all the people that are just “putting up with it”…This is for you…

You are not alone,
You are never alone,
Please never think you are alone,
YOU ARE LOVED…BY SO MANY!

We are all here for you,
All you have to do is reach out and grab our hands,
Grab on, hold on tight and we wont let go,
You are beautiful, you are sweet and you are kind.

That is something that they can never understand,
They can never fathom the kind of strength it takes to care,
They cannot understand that you are so perfectly, wonderfully, different,
They are scared of what they do not understand and what they can never be…They don’t have the guts to be who they truly want to be.

They see something in you that they wish they had. After 30 years of being bullied, this is something I know, something that I understand.

 Bully
(Please click the picture above to be taken the #1000Speak twitter page)

#1000Speak

So the day is here! Watch out for the #1000Speak hashtag today and promote it!

1000 bloggers to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement, care for the environment etc, and ALL PUBLISH ON THE SAME DAY (Feb 20th) to flood the Blogosphere with GOOD! Use the hashtag #1000Speak to promote this event.

I have a lot to be thankful for today, I am finally ending my work full-time (so yay!) but not only that my brother is coming down and is visiting for the weekend too, so I am really happy about that too =D It has definitely put me in the right mood!

Compassion to me is a very interesting concept mainly because the world seems like an interesting mix of what we individually think Compassion is. How in one moment we think what we are doing is compassionate then realise in the next moment maybe we are not as compassionate as we first thought we were. I have always felt that I cannot be compassionate when I am not taking care of myself first. Even with this though sounds like a selfish deed. I cannot take care of others when I feel like my own life is under so much pressure.

In this moments though that when we really face what matters to us and who matters to us. Every single one of us the ability to be compassionate, we just have to discover what is important to us. The most important thing though is to remind yourself to be kind to yourself. I have always believed though that you cannot be there for others if you are not kind to yourself first.

Though I am not a religious person the most compassionate person I think of when I think of “Compassion” is the Dalai Lama and I think that his teachings could teach us all a lot!

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#1000Speak!

On the 20th of February my Blog (Lolsy’s Library) will be participating in the hashtag extraordinary experience of 2015 with the the #1000Speak.

The aim of this challenge is to get over 1000+ Bloggers to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement, care for the environment etc, and ALL PUBLISH ON THE SAME DAY (Feb 20th) to flood the Blogosphere with GOOD! Use the hashtag #1000Speak to promote this event.

You can join up by joining their Facebook group and by joining them on Twitter by using the hashtag #1000Speak.

https://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/ten-things-of-thankful-83/