Seven years ago today, I instituted our 1st March 4th International Holiday!™ We shared with each other how we were marching forth and what we were marching forth toward. We took time to celebrate & encourage each other on our journey. My facebook, website, email, & phone were flooded with messages, declarations,… Remember how amazing it was?
This year, when it seems as if folks are marching all over the world for freedom, justice, a fair political system, unity, validation, heck- for CLEAN DRINKABLE WATER, and just to be heard… let us continue our tradition of Marching 4th.
We have all faced storms, tough times, good times, setbacks, breakthroughs, victories… We could all use encouragement. SHARE with us and with others (at home, on your job, at church, at school, at the bus stop… HOW you are Marching 4th & what you are Marching 4th towards? What inspires you to keep going? Someone needs to hear YOUR story! TALK to folks over the next 7 days. ASK them about their journey. *LISTEN* to their hearts. ENCOURAGE them on their journey. Let’s flood and rock the world with encouragement and concern.
SOMEBODY is tired on their journey. It might be your child or that friend who has it all together- that Mom who loves on everybody, that person who pours out all he has to help others, that neighbor whom you hardly see anymore… SOMEONE is tired, struggling, falling, on the very edge of giving up… and you don’t even know it. Listen, I have been right there in that very place. It’s not easy to pull yourself up when you’ve felt kicked down, grief stricken, forgotten and the weight on your shoulders weighs a ton. But I kept going. And now I’m really packing with arsenal that can help others!
For the next 7 days (and beyond), let’s HEAR, challenge, empower, and uplift one another on purpose. LET’S HELP EACH OTHER LIVE. Lock arms, lock hearts, and March 4th together. Are you ready?
This is not some gimmick. Let’s go make an impact! Let’s go be the difference. Spread the word. Leave your comments, declarations, encouragement… Keep checking back over the next 7 days for other comments, past declarations from over the past 7years… and to add your input.
Wendy M. Reynolds