On Tuesday, I attended my very first We Day. If you don't know what We Day is, paint a mental photograph of students in the thousands cheering and chanting for global change alongside speakers and songs. It's a lot like poetry if poetry was a spectator sport turned on the highest dial. Each turn of your head is another student singing along and beaming with the pride of a thousand actions to make the world a more beautiful place.
The speakers told their own stories of uphill crawling after being bullied or not believed in, they told stories of how they overcame it all to be somebody, and some even spoke of inventions and ways of thinking which can help others around the world. I felt as if I hadn't done enough with my own time, as if I've been existing but not living, loving but not helping. I left the day feeling like a light bulb had been sparked to the top of my brow and everyday here after would be spent trying to have a kinder heart. I want to fall asleep with the moon knowing I gave my time to those who need me.
If you want to join We Day in a call for change, Telus is asking us all to sing along and share Francesco Yates 'Call for Change' music video. For each share, Telus will donate 10 buckaroos to Free the Children. In this age of technology and sharing giggly memes — a simple way to connect and do our part is to follow initiatives like this and share, share, share. Let us build bridges and boats to help others get across their own stormy oceans. Let us hang the sun on the windows of those who grow up in darkness.
Have you ever attended 'We Day'? Tell me about your experience.
How can we make the world a place worthy of waking up in?