Tweetsgiving Shapes Up

Social Media makes it so easy for people around the world to make a difference. People like me, a part time working mum. And people just like you. Physical barriers are removed and social networks kick in for good causes.

Over the next two days I’ll be enjoying Tweetsgiving with thousands of people around the world and you can too. It begins 24th Nov 12 noon EST (that’s very early Melbourne time) and runs for 2 days. I saw @MamaLucy share some of the heartwarming stories from a school in Tanzania reaping the rewards of last year’s fundraiser.  There was a beautiful sense of community spirit behind the work of Epic Change and plenty of excitement about this year’s Tweetsgiving.

Mama Lucy
Tweetsgiving Ustream crowd cheers on Mama Lucy

This year the organisers are asking everyone to share thanks and gratitude over the next 48hours on Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and any space you can find on the web!! Find out more on their website. You can even help by  simply adding a Turkey to your Avatar!

It’s an opportunity to thank people you know, and reflect on things you’re truly grateful for. As @meshugavi said earlier today, bring your heart, put yourself out there,  be vulnerable.  It’s kind of refreshing, don’t you think?

If you’re in Melbourne you can also come along to an event on Thurs 26th from 7.30pm, thanks to some amazing people (thank you thank you thank you people because I couldn’t have organised a Melbourne event  in-between work and cooking for three hungry boys!) Major hat tip and bow to@sammutimer @lukegrange @celiaprosser @ttam and @mr_billiam for getting this party started!

Events in Canberra and Sydney are also planned and plenty of others all around the world.

RSVP for Melbourne and let people know you are coming: http://tweetupmellers.info/attendance/and you can also be in the running for a door prize:

Brent Masters is planning to be there, and with a little assistance from @marigo will be taking some short videos of people talking about Gratitude to put up onYouTube. Tweetsgiving also have a number of other Gratitude party ideas for the night if you want to help out!

It amazes me to think these events just happened as tweets were sent around the world. I’m so grateful for generous people! How will you celebrate Tweetsgiving?