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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Pledge to Make a Difference - How About You?


"If My People"
by Jack E. Dawson

Look for the neglect, warfare, sacrifice tragedy and the evil...
then look for the hope, healing, life and prayer.  Who is mending the flag?

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

I Pledge to make a difference.  A positive difference.  I Pledge these things:

To Live a healthier and greener life
To recycle more
To consume less
To turn off lights


To adjust the temperature (down in winter, up in summer)
To give something of value to the elderly
To take my blue bags to the grocery store and not use their bags
To plant at least 10 new trees this year


To grow some of my own vegetables
To teach political awareness to my children
To teach art to the children in my community
To speak with a loving, caring, and understanding voice in my blog
To lend a hand and a smile to a stranger in need


To teach my children the value of caring and doing for others
To teach my children how to get involved in community service
To teach my children how to be articulate so that they will be able to teach others
To inspire others to make a pledge
To inspire others to make a difference
And so much more. 


Watch this video, and then make your pledge.  It's time for a change.  Ironically, that was my father's tag line when he ran for US Senate back in the 60s "It's Time for a Change" and I am glad to pass it forward. 

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

What an incredible day in history we are about to witness.  May this day be the first day of the rest of our lives to make positive change.  Start with you.  Nobody said it would be easy, but nothing that is worthwhile ever is.  Let's do this together.

Now for a surprise for any reader that has read this post and wants to make a difference.  I pledge to give at least 1 "I Pledge" t-shirt (like the one pictured above) to a reader who makes a pledge in the comment section to start making positive change.  Just answer this question:

"What's your pledge?"

Winner will be announced on Thursday at Noon EST. 


Artwork above by:

Jack E. Dawson

Scott Hansen

Shepard Fairey

David Choe

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