A Wish for the World and a Request
It's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe. This week Jamie asks, "What do you wish for the world?"
I wish for the world to return to a community mindset. It really does take a village to sustain life. Only when we work together do we truly succeed.
Speaking of coming together, I have a special request. A good friend of mine, Joules, needs prayers, wishes, positive energy... whatever you have to give. After 6 wonderfully smooth months of pregnancy, she hit a rocky road in her third trimester.
As of yesterday she was admitted to the hospital (nearly 2 months early) and told she would have to stay until the baby was born. As of last night, it seemed that the baby might be coming early. Needless to say, my biggest wish today is for a healthy baby and a healthy Joules.
So I'm doing something I haven't done here before. I'm asking you to send love her way. A prayer or good thought would be beautiful. If you want to actually send a note, consider leaving a word of encouragement in a comment on her blog. If you leave a comment here on my blog, I will make sure she gets it. Thank you.
Update 2/16/12: I'm happy to announce that Joules had her baby and they are both doing well! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. It was inspiring to see how many people left notes, people who don't know me and don't know Joules. You all are amazing. Please keep it up so mom and baby can go home soon.
A New Challenge
Rachael Harrie is leading the Fourth Writer's Platform-Building Campaigner Challenge. The first challenge will be presented to us on Monday (yikes! Or, you know, yippee!). A second challenge will come on March 5th. The campaign as a whole runs through March 17th.
I have no idea what to expect, but I'm excited to give it a try. Fellow writers, you can join in the fun, too. Today is the last day so be sure to visit Rachael's site and jump in now.