Seven months of positive news! This is the seventh installment of We are the World Blogfest which was begun to counter the negative news that pervades the internet nowadays. Peace, love, compassion, thinking positively, we are trying to spread all of this as light in a dark world. And there is love and light in our world! Our wonderful co-hosts for this month's installment are Michelle Wallace , Shilpa Garg, Andrea Michaels, Peter Nena, Emerald Barnes.
For my contribution this month, I'd like to share the story of how the positive thinking of an African-American parole officer changed a White Supremacist's way of thinking about the world and himself.
"I don't want my kids to live the life I lived and live in hate."That's a powerful statement from Michael Kent, a former Neo-Nazi who was a member of a violent white supremacist group. How did he get there?
Enter Tiffany Whittier, a parole officer who was assigned to Kent.
To read their full story, click here. I love these types of stories in which one individual has the power to change the thinking of someone else. There are times when it's hard to believe this is possible, but this story (any many others out there) demonstrates that it is. We each, as individuals, have the power to affect other people and the world around us, either by how we live our lives, what we say, or what we do.
Help spread the word about We are the World Blogfest on social media by using the hashtag #WATWB. And if you'd like to read more positive news, check out the list of participating bloggers here. Visit their blogs and comment on their stories. Re-blog or tell your friends and family about the stories you've read. Visit the #WATWB Facebook page, too. Spread the light and love.