Soul Food Friday July 10th 2015: Change the World and Keep the Change

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

Post-Independence Day Posts

Remember: freedom is never free and people are struggling for their freedom all over the world!

10 Independence Movements You Should Know About:

Just A Deck of Cards:

Click here: Deck of Cards

Enjoy Your freedom–it has a Price!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men
who signed the Declaration of Independence? Their story. . .

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,

and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;

another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or

hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes,

and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants.

Nine were farmers and large plantation owners;

men of means, well educated.

But they signed the Declaration of Independence

knowing full well that the penalty would be death if

they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia , a wealthy planter and

trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the

British Navy. He sold his home and properties to

pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British

that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.

He served in the Congress without pay, and his family

was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him,

and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,

Walton , Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that

the British General Cornwallis   had taken over the Nelson

home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General

George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,

and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.

The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying.

Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill

were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests

and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his

children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and

silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

World Cup and World Class:

US Soccer Star Carli Lloyd and Holocaust Survivor Rudi Klobach

World Class Dancing: Heart Warming!

Change the World with Don’t underestimate the power of a small group of people to make a difference, it is now more than one million!

Join the Change Movement…

Neville –
The day you signed your first petition on, you became a part of something big. Today we’re celebrating 100 million people all over the world coming to to start or sign a petition. More than one million petitions have been supported by people like you, and there’s a unique story behind every signature.

ChangeWe’re so proud of the change you have been a part of, and we’re excited to share this moment with you. Join us in celebrating 100 million people using track the impact of the growing community.

Thanks for joining us on this journey,

The team

See the impact

A Magnanimous World View: Panoramic Photo Awards

Thanks this week go to Larry H, Helene G, Bob L, Chris B, the movement and YOU for “making change”

Invest that Change Forward!



Love Is

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  

26 times, I’ve been trusted with the game winning shot and missed.

 I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  

And that is why I succeed.”

-Michael Jordan

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