Then I read a blog post from a dear friend that stopped me in my tracks.
And completely changed what this post would be.
Stacey Monk is a girl in Florida who co-founded the Epic Change charity program with another mutual friend, Sanjay Patel. Epic Change is the parent organization behind the annual Tweetsgiving charity project in November.
The post in question is a deeply personal one, and reflects on Stacey’s current outlook on life.
It’s clear it’s a sad and bleak one.
Those she loves aren’t around her; those she loves are facing personal battles of their own; Stacey herself is at a low point. And for someone like Stacey, who does so much for others, this shouldn’t need to be the case.
As a “birthday request”, if you like, I’d love for you to help me show Stacey she’s not alone. That while we might not physically be in Florida with her, we’re there in spirit and mind. That we care for someone that cares so selflessly for others.
Pop on over to Stacey’s post, and just leave some encouraging words for her. It can be anything you want, and as short or as long as you want. But let’s leave something, and show an amazing girl that folks are thinking of her.