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Why do we need the We Are the World Blogfest? #WATWB

Today, our daily timelines are clogged with tragedies, and there’s more reason than ever to try and find a little goodness in the world. My suggestion: Join the We are the World Blogfest.

We are the World BlogfestI’m down with a bad back and writing deadlines, so I’ll let my friends do the talking.

In an open letter to humanity, my friend Mary Giese says:

We are the World BlogfestWe have the responsibility of creating a peaceful world rather than tearing it down.

Humanity, we have a lot of work to do to turn this around.

To turn the tide of darkness and make this world light.

So that we can smile and laugh and be happy for ourselves and our neighbors.

The violence, the hate, the bigotry, the judgment has to stop.

We must coexist with love and kindness for all of humanity and create a world that Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Alfred Nobel would be proud of.

Are you with me?  (Click here for her entire post)

And my friend Andrea Michaels says:

It’s true that negative news, emotions tend to get more attention. We remember negative events longer and more emotionally than positive ones. According to some studies our vocabulary to describe people is 74% negative.(!) How sad is that.

A study on couples however showed that if we give in to this tendency, and use more (or about the same amount of) negative and positive expressions about each other, it leads to divorce. Words have meaning, they have weight.

No wonder we fell out of love with the world today. (Click here to read her entire post)

What about you? Have you joined an initiative for positivity? What good news have you read today? Will you join the We are the World Blogfest? To Sign up, or know more: CLICK HERE.

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • J.S. Pailly says:

    At some point in my life, I was told that I had a reputation for negativity. That was pretty upsetting to me. I hadn’t even realized. I’ve worked hard since then to stay positive, or at least keep the negativity to myself.

  • Upasna says:

    I am working on speaking negative things. Thanks for the reminder. Thanks for sharing the stories.

  • Mark Murata says:

    Good reference to Alfred Nobel. Most people would not have thought of him.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Yes, Mark. Mary’s mention of her is very relevant to our times.

  • Difficult as it may seem we can make a change in the world outlook one person at a time. 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    Thanks for sharing this two great blog posts. I hope more people will choose positivity. Thanks for all you do for #WATWB

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thankyou for your energy and enthusiasm on the #WATWB team, Lynn. Don’t know what we’d do without you!

  • hilarymb says:

    I should have added … I hope the WAWTB keeps going beyond a year … Cheers H

    • hilarymb says:

      I knew there was an ‘and’ … that image is just brilliant – completely captivating … cheers H

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – hope the back eases … a really unpleasant pain to have to deal with … take care.

    I’ll be there – my post is done – just need to put the links in … and Mary definitely puts the idea of positivity across well in her Letter to Humanity …

    I can believe Andrea’s stats … it’s horrifying – and if only we could change those around … let us lead by example, and by always being kind and thoughtful … cheers Hilary

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks Hilary. I’ve just sent across Mary and Andrea’s message son the blog today– I think they both speak eloquently. The back is how it is, I just need to deal with it and keep on keeping on 🙂

  • I hope your back improves, and deadlines, unfortunately, will never go away. ?

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Yes, I have to live with both– but still, I’m blessed in many ways, and can’t complain.

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