KONY 2012 — with an Open Mind !

“Updated KONY efforts video coming soon … ”
(that is from the new ”Vimeo” video, the KONY admins released recently; updating their efforts & asking the social media followers, to send THEM Your efforts, on video, pictures, documentation of your leaders stating they’ll get involved in whatever way they can!)

It was a brief reminder that your efforts around the globe LITERALLY, ARE CREATING CHANGE!!
Vimeo video KONY 2012

The administrators posted a video on vimeo announcing the coming of the second “movie” next week–here’s my personal opinion towards those critics that r BASHING KONY 2012 project & what it is designed to accomplish…(hey, at least they’re trying to accomplish something, what r u trying to accomplish REALLY by negatively bashing people ALL OVER THE WORLD, for their choice of self direction? ! Would u prefer they all join a Movement on Let’s say…LEGALIZING MARIJUANA? Would u prefer their movement b about THAT!? Seriously? Then, let them “move” leave it alone!)

LOOK, even I HAVE my somewhat DOUBTS about KONY 2012 BUT, here’s what sets ME apart from the mass that completely DON’T believe, & spend their time posting & talking only about allll the untruths & negativity surrounding the creator(s), the movements efforts, origin, or what they THINK they know about what’s going on LRA regions of the World.
(Truth is, none of US are really there!!!
But, there was one person amongst others who really Went That Distance, n u beat him emotionally but not his spirit… Where r u, behind a computer screen?)

“J9sOPINION/perception….”

HERE’S THE THING: even if there’s no arrest at the end of world wide phenomenon, WHO are THE CRITICS TO DECIDE THAT BEFORE we complete our trial at capturing KONY? Who’s TIME R WE REEALLY WASTING, letting the World know that this stuff is going on??
I will post the video when i figure out & how OR, google it yourself! Just Maybe, it’ll give YOU, something else to critically tear apart to shreds!

OR–you could LOOK ON THE FACES of the Supporter Cities they show in this video…. SERIOUSLY…pause & really look at their faces–ALOT of TEENS!!!!
Look at them, they are our future!
YOUR FUTURE!
If THEY WANT To feel like THEY, “BELONG TO SOMETHING” THIS ENORMOUS, & even if they just end up getting a FEEL for “BEING PART of SOMETHING GREATER”, or a “WHOLE”, or sense of “PURPOSE”, or attention, or self recognition, maybe this is the first time some have been in front of a camera, gain some flicker of self esteem; what if they make some sort of “SENSE” out of THEIR LIVES, & control of THEIR FUTURES (cuz the future IS THEIRS) …then WHO ARE U CRITICS TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM THEM????….

MAYBE, u critics should b looking at this GLOBAL MOVEMENT selfLESSly, instead of with SELFCENTERED tunnel vision, n LET the children of the future MAKE THEIR mark in THIS WAY! Let THEM make a difference! Let them belong!
Who are you Really, that you should spend your greatest efforts to try to “take the rug out from under their feet”–POWER TO THE PEOPLE LOL!!!
United we stand divided we fall or fail, it’s YOUR choice!
It’s THEIR choice!!
It’s OUR choice….

In conclusion, if you DON’T believe in what this Global Movement is attempting to do, then Don’t believe in it, but stop trying to ruin it for the masses! There are more believers than non, & that’s obvious. You, that don’t believe r the minority here, so you’re gripping at coat tails trying to drag the believers away! Stop trying & either “let it go”, or use your efforts in a constructive manner–who r they HARMING? Really? Harming? Right…so let it go n move on. Protest & work against those people trying to legalize illicit drugs like marijuana. Get the LEGAL DAMN DRUGS OFF the FREAKIN shelves, spend your critic time WISELY, for ASSISTING the GOOD, not trying to take the “good” DOWN! Let them believe! KONY 2012 asked for your SUPPORT & HELP–I don’t recall them asking for your APPROVAL of their movement or for your NEGATIVE INPUT??? That surely wasn’t in the first “movie” LOL

believers believe, non supporters move on…thanks for reading!

“J9”

Our GREEN CHRISTmas!

Forget BUYING TONS N TONS N TONS OF GARBAGE for holiday gift wrap folks, especially those with children!
Buy a $5-$10 roll (or 2 or 3 like in our home LOL) of easel refill paper n start decorating your own personalized gift wrap, specifically designed for each gift, for each person individually! Snowflakes for Grandma, Penguins (to the best of the art ability u have LOL), trains, planes n automobiles for the little tykes you’ve bought gifts for this year!

This has become, as of recent years, a FAMILY TRADITION of sorts! CHRISTmas Music playing in the background, hot cocoa, near the Christmas tree!
Now, lay out ur roll of easel paper, ALLL the way across ur living room/dining room as far as u can unravel it! Pull out every stamp, glitter glue, glitter, glue, lol, stickers, pipe cleaners (great for tying odd shaped gifts up at top), paint, crayons, markers; and my favorite:
LAST YEARS CHRISTmas cards (NO ones EVER told u WHAT on Earth to do with all the endless CARDS of Christmas’ past–THIS IS IT!) pretty pictures, ALL craft or scrapbooking stuff you’ve somehow accumulated over the years; n watch the REASON FOR THE SEASON COME ALIVE IN UR OWN LIVING-ROOM! Decorate the entire roll or small pieces at a time but, ULL find use for it all!
The leftover pieces, post on the fridge or art wall in your home, for display! OR, use it as a backdrop for a PICTURE of the kids, that you’ve taken of them while creating this craft, n FRAME it, display for memories!

THIS is where the Holiday Spirit is folks! In ur children’s faces n hands, when they’re creating their very own special gift wrap for the gifts of others. It’s a wonderful way to have talk time with the kids that don’t talk n for parents to really get to their children’s levels n “craft out” with ur kids! N the end product when gifts r wrapped is more beautiful n appreciated than just a wrapping paper roll from the stores, thrown into trash! There’s just not enough to b said about this GREAT GREEN GIFT WRAP IDEA! The possibilities r endless! Use ur imagination n ENJOY the Season n the precious moments with ur loved ones!

P.S.
we do this at birthdays thru out the year as well…it’s a great, creative, connection time!
REMEMBER, Allow the kids to b kids get dirty messy n HAVE FUN!
(TIP: we always lay an old sheet down or 2, under our paper for mess)!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS,
Jeanine H