October 20, 2008

25 Words that Connect Us — Pass It On!!

published this at 9:26 am

Can 25 Words Change the World?

The Living Web

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 25 Words that Connect Us Project. It was another amazing example of the power of writing. It was also another challenge to make this one shine as brightly as the words.

Thank you for your wisdom!

You shared thoughts about technology, spirituality, love, playing, friendship, family, relationships, pain, war, suffering, sorrow, selfishness, kindness, empathy, vulnerability, hope, oneness, distance, proximity, intention, synergy, generosity, reciprocity, first contact, listening, service, faith, joy, fun, inspiration, investing, neighbors, networks, diversity, experience, expression, dreams, sharing, humanity, imperfection, interconnection, creativity, living, reaching out and changing the world.

Here’s what you wrote.

25 Words that Connect Us
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I checked twice to be sure I got everyone’s selection. But if I missed you please let me know and I’ll edit and add you in immediately. The 25-word authors are:

Amy Derby
Stacy Lang
Karin H
Chris Brogan
Luke Gedeon
Robert Hruzek
Todd Jordan
Todd Smith
Bob Whaley
Karl Edwards
Mark Salinas
Joanna Young
David Taboada
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SpageAgeSage – Lori
Michael VanDervort
Heather Rast
Kelly Erickson
Work Happy Now!
Connected Creativity
Giovanna Garcia
Shadows Edge
Make or Break Moments
Damien Franco

Thanks to everyone who participated by writing or reading!

I’ll be updating this when enough new submissions come through.

And if you missed it . . . 25 Words of Work / Life Wisdom — Pass It On!

–ME “Liz” Strauss
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13 Comments to “25 Words that Connect Us — Pass It On!!”

  1. October 20th, 2008 at 10:08 am
    Joanna Young said

    Another wonderful round up of wonderful contributions – thanks for the work to pull this together Liz, and for providing the inspiration and invitation to write


  2. October 20th, 2008 at 10:15 am
    Kelly said


    The slideshow came out great! It’s nice to see everybody’s ideas together like this. Thanks for asking us to participate!



  3. October 20th, 2008 at 10:22 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Joanna!
    Thank you for being a part of it. We inspire each other. :)

  4. October 20th, 2008 at 10:23 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Kelly!
    I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Everyone said such meaningful things that putting them together was almost a breeze. :)

  5. October 20th, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Oh Liz, I love it! You’re the bestest slideshow maker ever. What a big job, being the most creative 25-word-putter-togetherer on the planet. And you DO make it look very breezelike (even though I know first-hand how much time and thought these kind of projects take, and breezelike isn’t the first word that comes to mind). But I’ve gotta say, you really did make this a connectifying project, because I feel more connected to these folks now (even the few I didn’t know before), being glued together in the lizaverse slideshow with them and all. :-) But, um, what happened to all of YOURS??

  6. October 20th, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Amy,
    I made two new ones for this slideshow, just as I did for the last one. I don’t think I should muck up a beautiful project with too much “me” stuff. Folks can find plenty of that my blog. :)

    Thanks for the kudos. :)

  7. October 20th, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    SpaceAgeSage -- Lori said

    Nice job! It looks great, and it was an honor to be included. The writers packed some powerful stuff into 25 words! I appreciate the hard work behind the scenes!

  8. October 20th, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Linda said

    I love the Giovanna Garcia statement. I’ll live by it. All the best wishes,

  9. October 23rd, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    Translator Jobs said

    Finding your words very interesting. While spending a few mornings wandering around checking out the various blogs while sipping my fair trade coffee – it would appear we certainly have sparked an interest and volume of folks to get start making a difference..

  10. October 25th, 2008 at 11:59 am
    Jacob said

    I found a YouTube video (http://www.reviewfuse.com/blog/2008/10/how-you-say-it-is-more-important/) that I wrote a blog post about that illustrates the power finding the right words to connect with people. How you say it is much more important that what you say.

  11. October 29th, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    Imperfect Action » Blog Archive » Reach out and touch someone. said

    […] gap of our distance from one another. A dear friends of my Liz Strauss recently did a project call 25 words that connected us. I was one of the 31 writers who participated in this project in connecting all of us. 25 Words […]

  12. August 2nd, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Writing Project: 25 Words of Social Media Wisdom - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas … You’re only a stranger once. said

    […] You might remember that we’ve done this before … 25 Words of Work / Life Wisdom 25 Words that Connect Us […]

  13. April 4th, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    trynono.com said

    Very interesting read. Not exactly the info I was Googling for but happy to have found this resource.

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