Love Is The Movement

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papi.JPGI want to introduce to you a very important member of the LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) Road Team 2. His name is Papi and like most of us, he is a work in progress and growing each and every day. Let me explain. Every time that we set up at a school and put on our Think Day presentations we use duct tape to hold cables down (so we don’t’ trip on them) and to hold together whatever it is that might have temporarily broken that day (i.e. guitar straps). After all is said and done and we’ve spent time hanging out with you after the show and all the gear has to come down, we are left with lots of bits of used up tape. So instead of just picking them up and putting them in the garbage, Alex decided that we would save each piece of tape and make a tape ball affectionately known to us as Papi (named after the popular iPod game series Papi Jump).Papi started off as just a little residue of tape, but now is almost as big as a volley ball andgetting bigger each and every day. By the end of tour Papi will likely be as big as a basket ball. As I sat back stage and snapped this quick photo of Papi near my guitar I was reminded of the popular quote coined by Mahatma Gandhi “be the change that you want to see in the world”.On the LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) Tour we arrive at your schools hoping that our presentations will ryan-on-the-bus.JPGencourage and help at least one person. Sometimes we set up and go home and we really don’t know if we’ve made a difference in anybody’s life. But each of us at LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) hopes that our efforts and our presentations are creating bits and pieces of change in the hearts of each of you. The type of change that we want to see in the world.I think the truth is that even though we can’t see the entirety of the connection that we make with you, that like Papi, if we were able to pick up visible and tangible pieces of change, that we would see that there is something real and amazing that is growing across Canada.At LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) we are committed to reminding all of you that your life is worth living and that that each of you has something special to give back to our world in your own beautiful and unique way. Everyone has a plan and a purpose and each of us needs to decide to work at taking up the challenge of becoming the change that we want to see in the world around us. To be the hands and feet of change – To realize the hope and potential in ourselves and others. To be responsible and help those who are marginalized and in need all around.jonny.JPGAlways remember – Love is the Movement.Jonny, member of Hearts in Stereo on the Road with Team 2

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: April 11th, 2011