That’s one of my favourite quotes. It’s one that’s been ringing in my head since last Wednesday when the internet ROCKED MY WORLD and showed me just how much people care. And how much people can do. Because internet? You are getting it done.
You really are on fire right now. Not “what’s that smell?” sort of fire, but “Whoooo! LOOK AT US GO!” sort of fire. As of today, YOU have raised over $3,000 for multiple myeloma research. THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Not only that, the loveharder shop is selling stuff at a rapid pace and the loveharder blog is up and running! Seriously, I’m exhausted and I’m not doing any of it. Laurie deserves heaps of praise for tackling this project. Also, Lilu’s video? Over THREE THOUSAND views on youtube. (*Probably a thousand of them are from me, I’m seriously addicted to watching it over and over and spotting everyone!)
So here’s the thing. Last week was amazing and we don’t want this to stop. Here is what you can do to keep this going:
- Submit a video! Answering the question: “What Inspires You To Love Harder?”. This is open to everyone, but 20sb’ers especially? I know you love vlogging. So show the world what inspires you. (Extra points if it involves cheese products, bubble baths or movies starring Colin Firth. ACTUALLY- extra points if you combine all three of those somehow. Oh Colin. Swoon). Videos due Sunday, January 31st, submit to : email@example.com
- Stop by the Shop. Valentine’s Day is coming up, spread the love by shopping for something special here that’s going to help an amazing cause. (I bought the hoodie and a t-shirt- and just tried to think of some clever way to work the phrase ‘my heart is on my sleeve’, but I really just don’t have it in me right now. I’m not that creative on a Sunday night).
- See if you can volunteer your web designing services. (Sadly, I cannot volunteer to do this, since the idea of changing my header causes me to break out into hives. Speaking of- I WANT a new blog design. Of course I’m willing to pay- in cash or salt- whatever is preferred. Who do you recommend?).
Thank you again for everyone who has participated in making our difficult time into a reason to work for change. H.A.D and I are both incredibly grateful.
Also? The Secret Project won the 20sb award for “Best Blog Project” so keep your submissions coming! I will be posting new secrets up tomorrow. And to the person who emailed me tonight with their secret involving rootbeer? Let’s get married.
Oh! Also, a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me here. Best Twitterer. Seriously. This makes me giggle. I have no freaking clue even how to link my twitter site to my blog, so for those wonderful people who found me on twitter and voted- virtual internet high fives! (@brandyismagic) is my twitter name. Find me and we can be friends! That last sentence made me sound like I was 7 years old. And also clearly illustrated my fear that my excessive use of exclamation marks makes my IQ appear to be lower than what it is. Ahh, the burdens I face.
I think that’s it. If I was going to re-title this email, I think I would call it “THE ONE WITH ALL THE LINKS AND EXCLAMATION MARKS”. The Colts won today, H.A.D. started chemo and is feeling good and the braid I put in my hair today looked a little more LC and a little less 7 year old, so I’m declaring today a win for the universe. Have a good Monday universe!
And if you are camera shy, have a broken camera or believe the only time you should see yourself on camera is if you are child in a ballet recital- and can’t submit? Tell me in comments: What makes you love harder? And if you need more time to think on it, just tell me what the best part of your weekend was. I’m on a happiness roll right now and want to hear what made yours great.
* I gold medal in writing creepy sentences today