So, I know I am little late to the party, but this week’s song is “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. We just watched the movie a couple weeks ago because our church is doing a message series based on it. Now I can’t get this song out of my head!
When I first started hearing this song I thought it was weird. Then I heard a cover and actually listened to the lyrics and I really liked it. Now it’s stuck in my head way too often.
Gonna go back to doing a song of the week. This week it’s “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney.
“A little messed up, but we’re all alright”
Lately on Facebook I have seen this picture making the rounds. There is something about it that just irks me. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for donating to the charity of your choice, without any fanfare. However, I think the people posting this picture are missing this point. Read this paragraph from an article posted yesterday on The ALS Association website:
“As of Wednesday, August 27, The ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 27). These donations have come from existing donors and 2.1 million new donors. The ALS Association is tremendously thankful for all of the generous support and awareness that this summer phenomenon has generated for the cause.” (Read entire article here)
So tell me, while you are posting this picture and not participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge have you raised $94.3 million dollars? Has your cause gotten as much attention as ALS has gotten the past few weeks? This challenge was started by a gentlemen with ALS in Massachusetts that wanted to raise awareness for his disease. Since then the Ice Bucket challenged has gone global and has been done by actors, athletes, and even former U.S. Presidents. It’s not just about raising the money, which of course is great, but about raising awareness and knowledge of something that effects a lot of people. If you don’t want to participate or want to go your own direction, that’s fine, but why come down on the people that wanted to be part of something big and important and have done it. By posting this picture that says “I don’t tell anybody” you are essentially telling everyone. Do your thing and let us do ours.
Originally posted on My Photo Phixation:
I’m doing a something a little different today. I didn’t take any of these photos since I am in them. I wanted to post some pics of my baby brother Austin. He is 16 today, which makes me feel very old. He’s an awesome kid, <3 him.
Happy 16th Birthday Austin!
I’ve decided to create a blog that just focuses on my photography. It is just a hobby for me but it is something I enjoy a great deal. I love to take pictures at interesting places and events. I also take a lot of pictures of my cats, mainly because they are adorable. I have a lot of saved photos to choose from and I plan on highlighting one every day or so. I hope you enjoy these images.
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