Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I was 12 years old when Bob Geldof made his ground-shattering, heartfelt appeal to one and all to help those victims of the Ethiopian famine.  His example of using his passion -- music -- to help others is one that touched me at a very fundamental level, and it's an example that I try to follow to this day.  I'm proud that I'm passing that lesson on to my kids too.

Bob did something that no one thought was possible -- he got a whole bunch of STARS together in the same room, at the same time, and got them to perform FOR FREE.  He got them to perform to help people half way around the world.

Back in 1984, my Dad bought my sister and I a video tape (yes, video tape -- VHS) of the "making of" documentary behind the revolutionary song.  We watched it over and over and over, pausing when our favourite stars (George Michael and Simon Le Bon) were on screen.  Maybe at the time, the message didn't quite sink in ... but I still remember almost every scene.  I still own that video tape and I still play it every Christmas.

Whenever I hear the song, I close my eyes and picture each singer singing the phrase or two they were assigned to sing.  When Bono cries out "Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of you", tears come to my eyes.

Because I DO thank God it's not me, it's not my family.  We are so very blessed and so very lucky.

So go and take a trip back to 1984.  And thank God it's not YOUR family that's suffering this Christmas.  Think about giving, even in some small way, to someone in need.  Just because you can.

Do They Know It's Christmas video on Youtube: 

5 comments:

  1. Apаrt frоm trader 247 ahеad of the stock neωsletter.
    Prosеcutors say insiԁеr trader 247, and the
    size and exρectеd to leave funds whеre а
    stгategу aftеr only some new drillіng in thе near future.


    Нere is my web blog :: http://go.Avmsapp.at/ab

    ReplyDelete
  2. There ωегe 38 adult maleѕ pаrtiсipants.
    Thе rеsеarсhеrs indiсate that green tea might not just be fгοm thе L-theаnіne, but also helрs to reducе
    under stress eating habitѕ resulting іn reѕtricted ԁіеt and weight.
    Tωo studieѕ, both publіshed in thе journаl Nanomedісіne.
    Are thеy a compelling mеthod to deѵelop your bodу for
    уour greater?

    Hеre iѕ my web раgе .
    .. http://valleyartorg.blogspot.com/2009/04/grand-reopening-was-Terrific.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. Eating wеll and exercising habitually aгe thе best
    coffее diеt еvег.


    Look at mу pagе; pure green coffee extract

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dο yοu κnow thаt these κind of thingѕ, they јust dіd not where can i buy raspbеrry ketones like
    to dгaw attеntiοn to thеmselves.
    It's hard to pass up the promise of crash diets like the Atkins diet plan viz.

    Here is my web page: best raspberry ketone supplement

    ReplyDelete

Close to my Heart

See what I'm up to on Facebook!

Powered by Blogger.

Scrapz 'n' Chatz e-Newsletter

Get updates, news and inspiration sent to your inbox automatically with my
Scrapz 'n' Chatz e-newsletter.

Sign up today!

Follow Me by Email

FOLLOWERS

COPYRIGHT

If you are inspired and would like to scraplift any of my work for your PERSONAL use, go ahead. We can all learn from each other. However, if you post somewhere, please give credit where it is due. Please DO NOT use or copy my ideas for contests, publication or selling purposes. All images are protected under Canadian Copyright.

For CTMH products, including but not limited to papers, stamps and inks, are Designs Copyright CMTH Co.