So, this morning started out pretty rough. Mainly because of my son, who – by all accounts is a really lucky little dude. A lucky little dude with a nice house in a nice neighborhood who eats nice food and visits nice places. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not rich by any stretch of the imagination. We’re just… lucky.
So, when my kid keeps handing me lists of things he wants for Christmas, in January, that include laptops, and projection screens, and a bevy of other several thousand dollar gifts, it is time for us to have a talk. And show pictures of the devastation in Haiti. And discuss how lucky we are. And remind him, that while it’s really fun to dream of all those things we’d love to have, it’s important to remember what other people *don’t* have.
As the big, glassy tears rolled down my son’s cheeks, I hastened to tell him *I* knew he was a good person, that we all just need a reminder sometimes of how lucky we are. And I told him about what we had been doing on Greeblemonkey this week, turning my photo contest into a fund raiser for Haiti – and I asked him if he could, for his *next* list, think about all the things the money we raised would buy for those people who lost everything.
He thought that was a great idea.
And *I* think YOU ALL are awesome. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your photos, and for commenting on the CD contest post. You pushed my contribution total to $121 even, where I was planning on contributing $250 – so I am going to go ahead and double down (or whatever) and make your entries and comments worth $2. Thanks again. And if you are able, please contribute something yourself.
NOW! On to the fun stuff!
Here is the winner of the signed Lucy Schwartz CD:
#11 – Erin from Hammer and a Nail
Erin, email me [aimee at greeblemonkey dot com] for details!
And, OF COURSE. The Greeblepix finalists. Seriously. You all are amazing. So, there was no way to get down to 10. I did 15 finalists this month. Ha! Thus the beauty of having your own contest, being able to bend your own rules.
Check out these amazing photos:
Adam Baker – All This Time
Amy – Leadership Square OKC
Armando Martinez – Street Family
Darren White – Everlasting Moon
Everett White – General Anthony “Ice Storm” Wayne
Jenni One Thing – Winter Tree
Jenny The Bloggess – Everyone
Kimberly Hosey – David’s Feather
Leah – Triathelete
Maine Momma Kristin – Shine
Megan – Joy
Minie – I Declare Peace
Moosh In Indy – First Touch
Nebiyu – Warm Hands
Now, I turn it over to you. VOTE! Spread the word! Get others to vote! The winner will receive a $250 camera rental from Pro Photo Rental, so help these talented folks out.