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Chris Brogan points out the power of Batman available to all of us.
Batman, no matter how amazing, is only one man. Crime is a large and amorphous thing, and it requires lots of people to fight. It requires a better Gotham Police Department, a more capable Commissioner Gordon, a Robin, a Batgirl, and more and more help from others. Oh, and letâs not forget Alfred.
Geek Mommy points out the silent gift that reaches out.
Sometimes, because Iâm so chatty (or noisy as some would say) people make the mistake of thinking Iâm not listening. Then I end up repeating something back to them they said a few hours or weeks earlier and they seem stunned. You see, as much as I love to talk, share and inform, wellâ¦ I love learning even more. You learn from listening, observing, and paying attention.
Levite Chronicles points out that we can ask for a gift.
I love the idea, but I started to laugh. I thought, âif everyone is listening, who is going to talk?â And then I realized that this is a day addressed to those of us who always talk. It probably should be a doubly-named day, called both, ânational day of shut up and let someone else talk already why donât you.â and ânational day of please, you, in the back, arranging the chairs, would you tell us a story? Please?â
Beth’s Blog points out that giving starts early.
When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant, was in a state of disrepair. A community group worked hard to get her placed on the historic register and raise money to restore her to her mid-century glory. How? Bake sales organized by my third grade teacher, Josephine Harron, nicknamed “Cupcake.” Sitting by next to my mom in the kitchen, I mixed up a lot of cupcake batter and icing with my mom for those bake sales.
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The Jeff Pulver Blog highlights giving that happened in near record time.
Tweetsgiving is a Twitter celebration of gratitude and giving created by Epic Change, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The project aims to demonstrate the power of the social web by raising $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania.
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–ME “Liz” Strauss