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The problem with the world is very simple as it turns out. Here it is… humans are really good at putting their attention on the wrong thing.
Add to that this fact… that which we put our attention on manifests more in our experience and in our world view.
So what do we put our attention on as humans? Right… politicians, sickness, war and other headlines.
Now you know what is wrong with the world. Thanks for coming. Drive home safely.
OK…am not going to leave you there.
Time to make a major shift in our attention to those things that represent the more noble characteristics of huuman nature?
People that are “pillars” of their communities are also regarded as “salt of the Earth” people.
And now we have the “Salt Of The Earth Award”!
Finally, an award that we can all win. And the way to win is to simple be nominated or to nominate somebody for the award! Yes it is that simple!
Who do you know that has won a nobel prize?
Oh. Yes, me neither.
In fact, other than Dylan and Obama who do you know or did you even hear of before they won a Nobel prize?
How many good people do you know in your family, place of worship or other community?
How many of these people or others have done, said or been something which has been a positive influence on your life?
You might call them a “Salt Of The Earth” type person.
Don’t they deserve to know how much you appreciate them, even if you have told them already?
Some really great people don’t receive recognition well. Do it anyway. It’s for you, too. And they will love you for it.
That four letter word, “love” is what this site is all about.
It’s also what the world needs now… now more than ever. Especially here in the ever increasingly tribalistic United States of America.
on a Google search for new American civil war… there were 26 million results and with the phrase in quotes there were 132,000!
Meaning 132,000 results indexed on Google of sites where those exact words, the whole phrase, showed up!
OK, that’s the dark side… you don’t need me to go into great detail on that. That is not my mission.
My mission is to shift the attention. How much difference would it make if there were 132,000 listings on Google for Salt Of The Earth Awards?
We aim to make this very local so that, more and more, as we go forward, people will be “competing” to do more in their communities for the sake of doing good in their communities but also to forward a cause.
But you can nominate anyone, even people without a cause.
When I first moved to Richmond VA I knew nobody. The first person I met was a downstairs neighbor, an older lady named Betty who walks with a tripod cane.
She had enough trouble getting around but she was carrying a bag of clean laundry up the stairs because my neighbor next door is older still than she is and has more trouble getting around and needed more help than she does. This downstairs neighbor of mine has a sign on her dash and one on the rear window of her car that says “throw kindness around like it was confetti” I am nominating her for the Salt Of The Earth Award.
This award is won whenever one is nominated. One doesn’t have to win the award by getting the most votes. One wins whenever someone thought
enough of them to nominate them. But one can win awards here and there will be prizes and we can have a fun game and some fun competition with more and more people doing more and more great things for the community they live in and they are. There will also be fun merch like tee shirts and caps that say “Salt Of The Earth Award Nominee” or “My Grandaughter Nominated Me As Salt Of The Earth Awardee”
So, you get the idea. This is why we are here… to make a better world. This is a no conflict, no nasty, no political, no tribalism zone.
You won’t hear that on Facebook!
There will be other causes and campaigns, groups, opportunities to raise funds for causes and all the full functionality that you are accustomed to on Facebook just nicer!