Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fighting for What Is Right

Hello readers! First of all, Happy Veterans Day. I was thinking on the way to work about our great country, not without flaws, and how much we owe not only to our forefathers, but to the men and women who were and are willing to sacrifice their LIVES to let us enjoy SO many freedoms that most in this world will never know. I want to take this time to remind you to reach out the the vets in your life (and on the streets) and let them know that they are loved and that we appreciate their service.

That being said, I want to share with you a victory of another kind...

Recently Amazon.com posted a book for the Kindle entitled The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure. It is exactly what it sounds like it would be. However, I'm thankful to tell you that I can no longer provide you with the link because after a grassroots effort, the page has been removed.

I wrote a LONG email and called Amazon and Kindle last night. I made sure to tell the representatives with whom I spoke that I was not upset with them personally, but that I was outraged and I wanted my comments to be passed along. The representatives were all very kind-- even though they threw a lot of corporate approved language at me to make it seem like the company cared--and each of them passed me on to her supervisor. I take pride in being able to control my emotions in difficult situations, but after being passed on and passed on and having to share why I was so upset about the book, I began to cry because all I could think about where the precious faces of the children in my life and my deep burning desire to keep them safe.

Why do I share this with you? I'll tell you why:

Because we live in a country where we are free to stand up and fight for what is right, I believe it is our obligation and duty. I want to encourage you, lovely reader, to never be afraid, for whatever reason, to stand up and speak out against things you know are wrong!

When you see something wrong in this world YOU HAVE A VOICE!

Use your twitter, email your friends, blog about it, facebook about it. Social media is changing the world and you can be a part of it. Furthermore, call your government representatives (not as scary as it sounds. I've done it several times for human trafficking and child protection related legislature), call a company causing a problem (like Amazon), etc.

The world won't get any better if we just let it be. 

Be BOLD.
Be KIND. 
Be BRAVE.


Go out and love on someone today and never be afraid to use your voice. Yours could be the one that changes the world!

Love always,
Nicole Jeannette