August 30, 2012
I've always considered myself to be a driven and passionate person. The more passion I have for something, the more drive I feel encouraged to give. Too often, however, I've felt passionate about something without knowing of an effective way to ACT on it. When I happened to run into the fabulous ladies behind Free2Luv at a Seattle Women's Chorus concert, I had no idea what was in store for me. As we stood in line to meet Chely Wright following the concert, I got to know more about who they were and what their organization was about. Within the next couple of months I was meeting with them to do some product modeling and quickly began diving deeper into the group, eventually becoming one of their board members. I can honestly say that I have never felt so happy and blessed to be a part of a growing, influential group such as this one. The message behind their work is simple: Stand up to bullying to spread love and end hate. It's simple, but effective - perfect for the busy world we live in today. What I think really sets this organization apart from the others, however, is the amount of heart that is put into it. Bullying and intolerance are two of the largest issues facing our world today that both cause immense anger, sadness, and feelings of helplessness; working with Free2Luv allows me to take the anger and frustration and put it to excellent use - in turn: ACTION. I've been working closely with the ladies to help form various events creating awareness and education for our communities. Putting my passion to work is one of the most gratifying things I could ever do and I am thankful each and every day for the opportunity. The love that this group exudes is unparalleled and deserves the utmost recognition in every regard. I've read stories from kids who have been touched by Free2Luv and it has shown me just how instrumental we all can be in helping end the epidemic that is bullying and intolerance in our schools. Alone, we have passion and will to do what's right. Together, we have the ability to actually DO what's right and to create REAL solutions. I could go on and on. My heart is so full of love for Free2Luv and I want the world to know that there are people out there fighting for what's right. We can do this. We can all do this. Shouldn't we all be Free2Luv?
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