Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration and great giveaways!

Be A Change Agent!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is one of four United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person? (The other three federal holidays honoring individuals are Washington's Birthday (often called President's Day), Columbus Day, and Christmas.).

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. And while he was assassinated in 1968, his legacy lives on.

January 18, 2010 is officially 'The King Day of Service' this year. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” Learn more about this initative HERE

For those of you that do not have the day off today, you can still be a 'Change Agent' today, just pro-actively decide to do something today to make your neighborhood better, to make your City better, to make your World better! From large scale to individual you can make something better for someone today. Do you have an elderly neighbor who doesn't get out much? Maybe you can add their grocery list to your own, or accompany them on their errands today. Do you have a sick neighbor or co worker who could use some chicken soup? Have you made your donation yet to help those in Haiti?

Hopefully we will all aspire to be 'Change Agents' on a daily basis, but making today the day you begin, couldn't be more profound and couldn't be more perfect!

You can visit to find a volunteer opportunity in your community and for learning more ways to continue to Serve After King Day.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I aspire to be a 'Change Agent'!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

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  1. Great refresher on Google Friend Connect!

  2. Dr King Cleared a path for us that many never thought possible. I only hope that one day everyone will share in his vision. The way things are now, A lot of people share his views but unfortuanely many still dont. I pray for us all to become one and to realize in the immortal words of WIlliam Shakespear that if you prick any one of us, we all bleed.