Pancakes, Closets, and keeping it real…
That’s a little of what you’ll find in the video I’m sharing. There are a lot of “golden nuggets” in this TEDx talk by Ash Beckham titled Coming Out of Your Closet, that I think trying to write too much about them would just mask what you might pick up, or pick out, on your own. So, I’m not inclined to try to tell you what I think. You’ll see.
I will tell you that around 3:25-4:30, I’m impressed by Ms. Beckham’s very concise description of something I have tried to explain to and discuss with people for years.
Hard is not relative. Hard is hard (…) We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else’s hard (…) and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard.
I know the thoughts that struck me the most in this video. I’m curious to see what points made an impression on everyone else. Let’s be real.
Simply Put – We could all be a lot better if we stopped comparing the size of our closets and started being real with one another.
Be cool with New Sun Rising on Day of Giving.
Seriously. Go grab a beer and meet New Sun Rising (NSR) during Day of Giving. Really? Nonprofit people drink? Well, maybe the cool ones.
Here’s a Day of Giving message from the folks at NSR:
- You must make your donation through the Day of Giving website
- Go to the Nonprofit donation page here: https://pittsburghgives.org/checkout/new_nonprofit_select.php
- Enter your information including New Sun Rising as one of your nonprofit selections
NSR made it short and sweet in their appeal:
The secret is out. Pittsburgh is a great place to live, work and create.
What many people don’t realize is the amount of dedication that goes into the rebirth of a City. Our neighborhoods have become revitalized through the passionate work of grass-roots organizers and visionaries. One by one, they move projects towards reality while taking us along for the ride.