Friday, October 25, 2013
[If you have no idea what this is about, read the original post and be enlightened.]
Before I give out the thanks, here's a reminder.
This is The Pledge. It's a button/badge to be displayed on Facebook, your blog page, or on any social media platform with which you engage. The more places we put this, the more others will see it and join in.
I have changed my Facebook profile picture to this image. So have a lot of other folks (and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.) It is displayed EVERY TIME we post or comment. That's great power and publicity for this cause. Can you imagine this showing up hundreds or thousands of times on Facebook pages? It will, if YOU join in and then ask your friends to do the same. Can you imagine the sour look on the face of some greedy grinch of a CEO who is trying to make Thanksgiving his personal piggy bank? I can, and it makes me very happy. It's what keeps me fighting.
Please change your Facebook profile picture to THE PLEDGE, and please ask your friends to do the same.
One more thing: If you haven't been to the Thanksgiving Comes First page on Facebook, come on over and have a visit. If you "Like" the page, it's another way to join in the fight. Explore it, have fun, click on links to other pages of a similar nature.
And now, as promised, here are your posts. Thanks for getting on this bandwagon early. It's folks such as yourself who make a revolution worth the time.
(I'll post again, of course, so there's still time to do your own blog about Thanksgiving Comes First. I'll mention you here. You'll feel all clean inside once you do it!)
Messy Mimi gets the spot of honor for being the first to post. She explains why everyone will be happier if they wait for Christmas, and shows valid reasons why giving is much better than receiving.
Next up, It's A Crazy World (I'll say!) with why Thanksgiving is great (and some general raspberries for a few retailers.)
Tilting At Windmills (fine name for a blog, but I hope this doesn't turn out to be an example of that activity) joins in again. Nice to have you back!
Jackie, at Teacher's Pet, is a longtime friend, one of the nicest people on the internet, and she mentions me in her posts far too often (but I love it, of course.)
A couple of news stories at Myrtle Beach Online and The Charlotte Observer mention Thanksgiving Comes First on Facebook. See what can happen? Change your profile picture!
That wonderfully demented bastard, IT, has posted something that mentions the cause.
I don't want to forget these people. There are many more than those I mention here, who have changed their Facebook profile picture, but these folks jumped on it way early and deserve big thanks for getting the ball rolling: Daryl Singer Edelstein, Joe White, Skip O'Brien, Rebecca Harris, Angie Ledbetter, Karen Wacaser Lyons, Jeni Hill Ertmer, Twistlers Tara, Joe Hagy and Janet Comperry McReynolds.
(I have a horrible feeling I may be forgetting someone or some blog. If so, please let me know.)
That's about it for now. Keep 'em coming. If you haven't changed your Facebook profile picture, please do. It's for the best of causes - a non-commercial day with family and friends. Thanks!