We Are the Change — A #TeamGood Post — Steemit

We Are the Change — A #TeamGood Post

in community •  8 months ago

Reading @lymepoet’s post about Montreal street art made me think of this video by Michael Franti, a powerful song echoing a call for change that has been chanted throughout time.

"Same As It Ever Was"
via Youtube, by Michael Franti & Spearhead, ft. Agape Choir

Have a listen. He's one of my favourite musicians, largely because his music is a force that brings people together.

Here are some thoughts, inspired by this song...

Building bridges of kindness.

It can be discouraging when crypto prices fall, or when posts don't get as much attention as we'd like, but this platform is powerful because of the way it brings people together. If we focus on that, we'll all have more fun as we support each other.

Every time we make a friend on Steemit or Discord, the world becomes a friendlier place. Differences don’t seem as important as the things we share in common. We learn about each other’s cultures, listen to each other’s voices, care about each other's lives. We build bridges of kindness.

The more we participate in changing the world, the more we see the change.

It's real. It's happening. Keep believing!


We Are the Change

The world has been divided by fear for too long.

Patriarchy and prejudice do not serve us.

Us, the citizens of planet Earth.

Now, we reach across the globe,

Across nations, paying no heed to borders.

Here, we reach out to each other, saying,

“Peace, Brother. Peace, Sister.”

And the world becomes smaller.


I am the change. You are the change. We are the change.

Original writing by Katrina Ariel


Proceeds from this post will be split between @youarehope, helping empower people in impoverished situations, and @tarc, saving the lives of homeless animals. Vote generously!

Thank you for reading. 💖

Take care of yourself, you are a gift!

Peace. @katrina-ariel

Katrina Ariel

Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of Steemit.

dragon art: Liiga Smilshkalne

Banner by @PegasusPhysics

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As individuals we are small, but together we are strong. This is exactly the type of post we all need to pull behind and support, it costs nothing to give an upvote, and a resteem helps spread the word.

I have met some incredible people on Steemit, like @katrina-ariel and even though we are all a million miles apart we share a common respect for each other, our posts and also the many people in this community whoever they are and we are all equal - friends together sharing our thoughts and posts.

It took me a long time to really understand the value and power of community on Steemit, the tipping point for me was joining #thealliance and the guidance and inspiration of @enginewitty , where I discovered how many selfless people exist on this platform giving everything they can to support others - amazing people including @saffisara , @topkpop , @hazem91 I could go on - but someone else should fill in the rest.

Supporting charitable accounts like @youarehope and @tarc should be a natural act for us all - because one day you might need the exact same support they give.



Paying it forward brother, comes back exponentially on multiple positive accounts.


Well said my friend and I can only agree with you. The change for me was also when I joined #thealliance and met all the wonderful people.
You can include yourself on that amazing people list to. You really are amazing 🤗


So honored to know so many amazing people, yourself included of course. The author of course, as well as she, knows I adore her and her heart. Great ones you mentioned above as well, so honored to even be mentioned amongst them.


You're all amazing. AMAZING!!!!


If you are trying to make me cry.. well, it almost worked.
"How can we heal from #thealliance love?"

originally: " how can we heal from Tunisia's love" by the Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

Thank you @katrina-ariel! You have a humongous heart!



Thank YOU! Keep doing what you do. 💖💖💖

Beautiful song Princess. Got a lil red eyed on that one.


Right? Love this song. Michael Franti has a way of getting to the heart of things with clever words, great beats, and truth that makes you listen and nod.


Bwaha! Listen and nod. I was totally nodding and I think the cinematics are just as good as the lyrics and music. Whole thing is a veritable piece of art.


I agree. It's a fantastic video. Then again, everything I've seen from this group has been great. Even got to rock out front row when I saw them at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, many years ago.

You are such a wonderful person and this is what it's all about 🤗 it doesn't take much, but the little you do can make a Huge difference in another person's life. BE THE CHANGE!
Says it all. Together we can move mountains and change the world. Faith and action!
Love that song and I totally had tears in my eyes
Powerful lyrics and such a great reminder.
Thank you for being so amazing and for sharing this. Much love! 🤗💙💖💜


Thank YOU for being amazing. ;) That song gets me choked up, too. Yes, together we are changing the world. LOVE!!!! 💖💖💖

You have been defended with a 93.06% upvote!
I was summoned by @c0ff33a.


Wow! Thanks @c0ff33a! More for #teamgood!

Yeah, really great song. Just beautiful. The words, the melody !!

Honestly never heard of this performer. But will take notice and take a close look. Thank you @katrina-ariel


Hi Robert! Michael Franti & Spearhead make some amazing music. Hope you find more of their music that you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

Wow.. Amazing Piece

I like this place cause unlike other platforms where you already have your known people supporting you, this one allows you to get into unseen spaces and meet so many new people, connect with them and build bonds with them. In this journey of 8 months I have got to know some real wonderful people here. It's not always about the vote and money, I also see people supporting each other in times of need which is truly incredible.
Strangers meet here and develop bonds, truly the world has become much smaller than our imagination.
Veyr well written :-)

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness for a stranger when I asked. BLESS YOU, thank you, and tip!

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It's amazing how you can change someone's day with your words


Isn't it though? You left a few words here and made me smile. Thank you! ((hugs))