"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


40 days

Today is the last day of the 40 Day Fast over at Inspired to Action. I hope you've been able to read along with many of the 80 bloggers who participated in this year's fast. Since it's the last day, we're asking all the bloggers and everyone else who reads our blogs to participate.

The trick is that you don't have to abstain from food. Instead, we'd like you to commit today to doing something simple to help someone in need. Kat has some great ideas for things you could do today, right now, to stop living your usual, comfortable life to break the inertia.

If you participate in today's fast, please write about it on your blog and add the link to the Mr. Linky that's up at I2A.

For my part, I'm choosing to write a letter to Olivier, the Congolese child that the Attorney and the Librarian and I co-sponsor through Hope for the Helpless. Olivier is an orphan and he lives with Stage III HIV. He is on anti-retrovirals and lives with a foster family. He's not doing well, and E asked me to write him awhile back. I've been really busy for the last few months and haven't gotten around to it, but that ends today.

How has the 40 Day Fast inspired you? What are you going to do today? And what's going to change in your life for good?


Anonymous Kristin said...

That is a great thing to do. I need to write to my sponsored boy too.

Thank you for all the hard work!

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:10:00 PM


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