The Power of One
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One. It’s hard to believe a word that evokes such singularity can come to mean the complete opposite. In Houston, there’s a local radio station here that plays contemporary Christian music called KSBJ. There are no commercials. Ever! How awesome is that? Today is the commencement date for KSBJ’s Sharathon 2009! “The Power of One” is this year’s theme!
In other news, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service kicked off last night in SF! Many inspiring speakers helped open up this awesome conference, including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, and rockstar philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi! I am not in SF – but thanks to the live webstream broadcast, I was able to catch most of these speeches. Michelle Obama said, “This is the time to act” and Bon Jovi inspired many by talking about “The Power of We” and “If each of the hopeful can fix just one thing, imagine…”
The Power of One plays an enormously important role in Lemonade Day and applies to several different facets of the program. The “One” can be a literal reference to the individual—each child, each entrepreneur, each lemonade stand, and each Caring Adult. Or, it can refer to the single, greater entity that each individual is a part of: each city and each community. For Lemonade Day to be successful, it is certain that each one needs the other.
Lemonade Day is no easy task. It takes an entire year just to plan for one day! I’m not going to lie, we need your help! How will you make the difference?