For the past year or so, I’ve been involved in a movement born from the vision of a local professional photographer, Randy Bacon. The movement, “7 Billion Ones” is fondly referred to as the “YOU Matter” movement. Randy Bacon is the visionary behind it.
7 Billion Ones captures the stories of life and is accompanied by breathtaking portraits of the storytellers. I shared my own life story for the project and found that not only is Randy an amazing photographer, he is also just an all-around awesome human being who values each and every person he comes in contact with. I strongly encourage you to check out the 7 Billion Ones website. It is powerful, humbling, and completely confirms that we are more alike than different.
The week before Christmas, my 8-yr-old daughter came up with one of the most endearing and uplifting ideas she has ever had. I was moved by it but not completely surprised. She has always had a generous spirit and a soft spot for homeless people. I shared her idea with Randy and out of it, came a day that she and I will not forget.
Here is the link to her story: I’m Helping the World Please take a moment to read it. I’m sure you will be blessed. I know I was. Spending the time with my daughter on that special day was simply incredible.
Children have a way of frustrating us at times, but they also have a way of amazing us. Her act of generosity did just that, and for that, I know full well what a blessing she is in my life and the lives of others.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens