Friday, October 01, 2010

Helping the homeless - OUT LOUD!

The problems in this world can sometimes feel overwhelming. It's difficult to know just how to go about getting involved in bringing good out of not good circumstances.

Tyler Blanski is an author and musician from the twin cities area, that was feel the desire to make a difference, but also was not quite sure how to help the homeless people in his community. Since he loves playing music, he decided to make a collaborative folk record called "Think our Loud: Music Serving the Homeless in the Twin Cities".

In the video, Tyler mentions a friend that was not connected to a big organization or had lots of money to donate to the homeless in his community, but just choose to share what he did have - his time and his life. This friend became a catalyst to helped Tyler to start working on this album to benefit others and along the way he found many others that wanted to help too.
It' s time for me to get my head on straight, and stop waiting to share what I can do - because a degree program didn't work out, a perfect circumstance wasn't perfect, or specific directions are not there to tell me what I can or can't do. It's time to do some experimental intentional humanitarian effort, wherever I find those humans to be. Tyler and his friend did what they could, and look what has come of it so far.

What can I do to help?
I'm still thinking on that, but when I come up with it - I want to do it out loud too!

Here's a song performed by Tyler and friends, called "Hard Water."

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