Within us, there is a potential to make things better for ourselves and for others. All that is needed is a paradigm shift from thinking inwards to thinking outwards. The beauty of thinking outwards is that little effort is required. To achieve that each of us need only to genuinely care for our fellow humans, be it for their well-being or by offering just our friendship.
This coming August 6, bloggers from around the globe will be blogging simultaneously for 24 hours straight. We bloggers have been known to do weird things but this time it is all for a good cause. This is all made possible by the wonderful people at Blogathon 2005. We will be blogging for charities of our choice. In doing so, we hope we may be able to make a little difference for people who need it most.
Edrei participated in the blogathon last year. He will be doing it again this year and has selected the National Cancer Society of Malaysia. Yvonne Foong will be blogging for Eden Handicap Service Centre. Leo Goh’s charity of choice for this event is UNICEF. I have pledged RM50 each for the respective organisations they have selected. Ee Yean, a blogger from Penang, has chosen to do this for the National Kidney Foundation.
On my part, I have become a reluctant participant in this praiseworthy project. There is no way I can write an entry every thirty minutes for 24 hours. Suanie roped me in as a co-blogger for a new blog that she set up especially for Blogathon 2005. Together with Shaolin Tiger, Minishorts, Paul Tan and Kenny Sia, we will be blogging at bloggersaremorons.com. We will be blogging for the Penang Hospice-At-Home Programme.
Individually, we can only contribute so much to these charities. By coming together and contributing our time and effort, we hope to be able to draw the attention of many more people to these charities and hopefully be able to get them to contribute generously. The non-profit charitable organisations that we have selected have transformed the lives of many for the better. My sincere wish is that all you who have been reading my blog will donate and change even more lives. For details on how to donate, please read this.
Unwitting victims of other people’s misconduct - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 11 January, 2014
Flood preparedness for disabled persons — Are we doing enough? - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 4 January, 2014
The case for accessible homes - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 28 December, 2013
I was an angry man last week - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 21 December, 2013
Giving back meaningfully - Breaking Barriers - The Borneo Post - 14 December, 2013