Who Wants To Do Something Fun?1
So do you remember a few years ago when we had the chance to come together as a little online community that kind of turned into a bigger online community, and we raised money to help some friends who were in some tough places and just needed a little help?
Do you remember that during those two years we were able to come together and put a little money from each of us to make a big difference in someone’s life?
I’m ready to do that again.
So much of our lives is going to work and making money and coming home to our families or lack thereof, and doing housework and yard work, and staying in our own little circles just trying to keep from sinking a lot of the time. It’s such a hard and vicious cycle for us. We don’t realize a lot of the time that this disconnects us from the rest of the world, and we’re so consumed by our own lives and problems that we feel like we don’t have the time or the energy or the money to help someone out.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of living in my own little world. I want to do something bigger than myself. That’s why we had done the two virtual 5K races a few years ago. And then I got consumed and overwhelmed and just quit. Because it is so easy to just quit. There are so many people who are hurting and the world is going a bit crazy I just want to shut down. And then I get depressed and overwhelmed because I’m not doing anything that has any sort of meaning. You feel me?
I think these last two years that I’ve taken a break from doing stuff like this online has brought me right back to this very same spot: We have a voice. We are stronger together. We can change someone’s life.
So that’s what we’re going to do. Okay? Okay.
Mark your calendars for July 23, 2016. Over here at Easu Project we’re going to host a virtual 5K. You can run. You can walk. You can swim. You can bike. You can not do it and tell me you did just so you can get a cool T-shirt. I don’t care. What we’re going to do, though, is do something that is good for us. And while we’re doing something that is good for us, we’re going to really bless a couple of really cool folks who are trying to adopt. If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, or if you know me at all, you know I love adoption. I love every single thing about it except that it is so expensive for people. So I want to help.
You’re going to hear the story of my friends, Herschel and Lee French here in a couple days, but I want you all to be ready and start thinking about who you’re going to get to join you in this fun little race. We might even have some fun prizes. We will most definitely have a T-shirt for you.
I do want to tell you, though, that if you want to help out a couple of pretty incredible people but don’t want to have anything to do with a 5K or something like that, you can go to their website and read their story here or you can just donate to them and pick one of their envelopes to help them out here.
You guys, we’re going to have a chance to be an incredible blessing to some folks. You in?
I’m starting training now. Let’s do this.