Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today I give thanks to all the wonderful friends I've met from around the world...

Good morning my friends. I hope everyone who celebrates this holiday has a fantastic day with friends, love ones or the like. Keep in mind those that may not be as fortunate to be enjoying the things you are or will be today.

Remember the fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine under repressive regimes that torture and murder. Let's all be thankful for the sacrifices made in all these Middle East Countries for leading the way and showing the rest of the world that no matter the cost, freedom is worth fighting for.

This has to be my one of my favorite photos.

Strong Women.

Nothing can stop the world if we come together.

Take a moment to think of those who gave their lives for the things they believe in and yes let's not forget Palestine suffering under the hand of a people who once themselves endured the same horrible atrocities. For them it's a question... if I want to try to go see my family will I be killed, beaten, or imprisoned. #Palestine. #Libya for you I think I have the strongest connection, but you all have my love.

To everyone in the Middle East you have inspired me to be a better person & to standup for freedom, security and human rights for ALL. For this I am forever in your debt.  I can't say any 1 country has done more for me, I can't wait to meet all of you and will forever be bonded to you.

For my Occupy Wall Street brothers and sisters let this be a day of reflection, love, support and ideas to move us forward holding our heads up high. Knowing that right now, in this very moment we have the ability to make the world a better place for All. We are fighting not just for ourselves and our children, but rather for the rights of future generations to come long past our own existence. In this teachable moment we are making history.

Imagine, some generations down the road reading about how we came together in 2011 and 2012 to do something beautiful; We will be their inspiration. The task at hand may seem difficult, huge and maybe against all odds, truly though it's simple. To have love and humanity in your heart there is nothing we can't do together.

Remember no matter where you are in the world We Are All Connected. I am sincerely and truly humbled to call you my friends.