Sunday, September 28, 2008

Free Hugs

Humanity's Team teammates around the world are invited to participate in the Global Free Hugs event on October 19th : A Celebration of Oneness.
Humanity's Team is excited to announce their recent collaboration with the Positive Focus organization that initiated the Global Free Hugs event. This is a momentous occasion for Humanity's Team because our involvement marks the first partnership with a like-minded organization for a global spiritual activism event. Humanity's Team teammates' participation in the Global Free Hugs event provides two opportunities:

1. Global Spiritual Activism eventWe have found each other, we have gathered, we have organized, and now it is time to move as One. The Global Free Hugs event allows Humanity's Team teammates and others the opportunity to practice moving as One. Furthermore, participation in this simple spiritual activism event gives us the opportunity to practice aspects of the New Spirituality in the global community. In essence, we are uniting to illustrate our oneness by embracing "others" (our Self) with a hug. Think about it. Our first global movement as One is a nurturing hug to our Self (an embracing hug that expresses unconditional Love and our Oneness with each other).

2. Another way to obtain signatures for the Oneness Day PetitionPositive Focus is already promoting the Oneness Day Petition on their website and newsletters, and all participants of this event will be given the opportunity to sign the Oneness Day Petition. We are recommending two methods of signing the Oneness Day Petition at the Global Free Hugs event. Please ask all participants to sign the Oneness Day Petition. Either of these methods will accomplish this task:Sign the Oneness Day Petition Document: Click here to see a printable version of the Oneness Day Petition and sign up sheet "kit." You will need to print it off and take it to the event with you. Some people still do not like using computers and will prefer this method. Sign the Oneness Day Petition Online: If possible, have a teammate of the group bring a wireless laptop computer to the Global Free Hugs location. (Make sure you are able to make an internet connection at the chosen location.) Then ask all participants if they are willing to sign the Oneness Day Petition online. Click here to Sign the World Oneness Day Petition now

Please start planning now to organize this event in your area. You must visit the Positive Focus website to obtain sign up and participant information:

Watch the Global Free Hug Invitation:

Send Humanity's Team a picture or two of your favorite hugs to be included in the Global Free Hugs video that they will be creating and will post on YouTube. To send your best pictures or if you have any questions, please contact Humanity's Team at
*I will be taking part in this event while roving as The Barefoot Storyteller at Harvest Fest in Castonguay Square, Waterville. A day of family fun, with hayrides, family pumpkin carving, live music, farmers' market, and more! Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Local Children's Book Authur in Competition

Wendi Richards, of Fairfield, is a national finalist in the ABCs Children's Book Competition! Her story, A Little Monster Day, is about a precocious preschooler with an out-of-control imagination. Tanya's pretend play gets her into all sorts of hilarious trouble. But all will be well, because we parents love our little monsters, anyway. You can read A Little Monster Day, along with the nine other finalists at Each story is posted along with a sample illustration, to give you an idea of how it will look once it is a published picture book. To win this competition and get Wendi's book published, she needs to gather the most on-line votes. Voting runs from Sunday September 21 to Sunday October 5. You can vote once everyday from your home computer. This is an incredible opportunity and I hope you will help Wendi win.