Adventure, Charles, Christian, Donate Today, Foundation, Help, Make a Difference, Nigeria, Privelges, Thank You, Thank You Project, Uncategorized, You Can Change

Thank You Project: Make a Difference Today

Helping out a good cause always feels good to the soul, and gains a moral compass within. These past few months I have been helping out an organization called THANK YOU PROJECT.

The goal of this Christian-based nonprofit organization is to significantly impact the lives of individuals in a rural area of Nigeria by:

  • Providing the equipment necessary to dig fresh water wells.
  • Establishing a scholarship fund for deserving students who cannot afford the cost of university tuition (only $2,000 per year).
  • Building a Church.

The THANK YOU PROJECT was brought forth out of a sense of gratitude, indebtedness, and thankfulness to God. We are all blessed in numerous ways and feel obligated to give back to humanity while we are able. Often, we forget how fortunate we are to have simple access to things like safe running water, the ability to go to school and further our education, and the option to practice whatever religion we choose and have a place to worship. Let us remind ourselves that others are not as fortunate.

 

The story itself is gratifying to where it all began.

 

It has been fourteen years since Charles and Ijeoma came to the United States here in New Hampshire, and they have added another daughter and two sons to their beautiful family. While they have built a successful and fulfilling life here, Charles feels uneasy. “I have done nothing for God, my community, and humanity. This is totally unacceptable. If I die today, I really do not have anything to show for all that God has done for me.”

With a renewed sense of purpose, Charles founded The THANK YOU Project in 2014 with a laser focused vision. With your help, he will give back to God by:

  • PROVIDING WATER by drilling water boreholes to provide clean drinking water to Ututu and Achi communities.
  • ESTABLISHING FULL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS to indigent students in Nigeria.
  • BUILDING A CHURCH in his Nigerian community so others may give thanks to God.

 

Please, join Charles in bequeathing a legacy to humanity.

 

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Adventure, Advertisement, God Help us, Social Media, Society, Uncategorized

Social Media as We Know It

The ownership, and righteousness of what people’s Facebooks, and twitters hold is unfathomable to what things were intended in the first place. Social media can at times show what way you learn just by what you share and post. Depending on how much of a stand you make with that, strong opinion, or open minded, people may be more wanting to take the spiral of silence. To simply not argue, and create tension in the first place is the norm. Wanting to debate these days isn’t civilized and educated that you would want it to be. Social media also creates distractions, and gives forms of brain training to keep accessing the same pin codes over and over. Distractions and addictions go hand in hand for me. For there to be something you’re doing by multi-tasking, and working the amount of your addiction wants you to reach for the phone, and respond. Therefore by multi tasking it seems as if it is a one sided affair that is gained by on how fast you can finish your assignment to answer your phone, update FB twitter, etc.

 

Facebook being the biggest does hold the amount of what we want to see, and by our civil values we can choose what we want to see. However being in that bubble I don’t think is a good thing. Facebook gives you that choice, but there will always be that somebody to rain on your parade, and go against your view, so what is it that we are really communicating? Man, if only the real world was like that, I wish I could block out some people. Social media gives and demands us these powers that we didn’t have so much of before. Being masked behind the screen can deface the humanness of what it is we do not want to face.

 

The infatuation of social media, leaves this generation on Facebook for an average of ten hours a day, and that may not go well with an impressionable mind. From my own experience, social media in large quantities can trigger anxiety, and feelings of loneliness.

 

What seems a bit intimidating to me, is that there really is no sights of what the long term effects may lead to. Who knows if what we are all consumed in is leading to any brain alterations, and complexities in ways of thinking. Going back to the spiral of silence, it seems as though we are wired to rethink what we were going to say.

 

 

 

It seems as though the more we progress with technology the more we rely on it.With a society that is fully consumed day by day on media for ever second of the given day it seems to be a handful. The media consumption is because of the second biggest industry in the world. Brands, ads, creations all around you it correlates much to the electronics that are subliminal. They know how to own their customers and how they can get them to buy what they want. My point being, now that we are all on our screens, of any kind, we consume so much of what is around us. So much so that we may not be able to decipher from what is reality and what is not. There may even be a correlation to the education,  and what we are taught. As a human being to lead through social media blindly is a bad choice.

 

Being aware is the key to it essentially. Otherwise the social media world will leave you in a rapid discharge, by fantasy and by what the person next to you is constantly doing. The amount of time on Facebook in a given day is staggering, checking the informative notifications, the chats and the interesting articles that you choose to follow. I think we all may have thought there would be so much more at this point though in the future. We all might have figured we would have been in a totally different world, but instead we are in a clustered, disorganized society. We all thought we’d have flying cars, and regularly scheduled trips to the moon, but we are left with is our thoughts. Our thoughts show us a connection between us all as a community, but is this always a good thing?

-Jake.

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Fantasy Football, Fantasy Sports, Football, sports

Fantasy Football Blues Desperation Time

Fantasy football already need some dire help? Don’t have a single win yet this year? Yeah that makes two of us. And those of you reading, that are having a great year yeah keep bragging. It’s crazy every week I feel like I am making these pivotal moves and genius free agent wire pickups that it will work for something. Well I knew something had to be changed picked up Travis Benjamin, and Matt Jones I felt that surely it would work and come through as a sure fire win this week.

Ha! Yeah right. 1 point for Matt Jones after a fumble in the endzone that turned out to be a touchback. Perfect, just perfect. 24 points last week what a bonehead move to let alone start him. Guess it shows I am desperate in week 3. Travis Benjamin with 8 points, that is mediocre compared to his 29 the previous week. My bench had no comparison so it was an all around shit show. I should’ve started Amir Abdullah to tie the game. Even though he put up 9 it would’ve made a difference.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000538339/Redskins-Matt-Jones-fumbles

Yeah perfectly describes my season.. Hope all you fantasy die hards are playing better than me and my gambling loose cannon play style. If you are in the same boat, well I feel ya. Good thing this is my third league that I use because the other two I am undefeated.

If you wanna hear any fantasy advice, at least take a look at Chris Johnson, and Devonta Freeman. Also Rishard Matthews where the hell did he come from, is he another Travis Benjamin emerging from the mediocre shadows? A good little steal for flex next week, and a huge steal if you can get him. Well take those words for what you will. After unleashing my aforementioned fantasy record you’ll probably want to stay away. I will prevail!

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