Ian Somerhalder “Global Citizen”- Remember Why Goody Awards Awarded Him With A Golden Goody?!
I first came across the Goody Awards, on Twitter when I saw Ian Somerhalder was given a very special Goody Award, the Golden Goody Award. The Golden Goody Award is like an Oscar or Golden Globe for Social Good. This award was a result of Ian’s (5.11 MILLION) fans who constantly nominate and recognize him for all the good he does in the world along with his foundation, The Ian Somerhalder Foundation. (Click on the link to learn more about ISF)
Check out Ian’s “Thank You” speech in this video interview!
Ian has earned many awards and titles over these past few years and all of them have been well deserved! He is a prime example, that by being compassionate towards all, being passionate about helping others, the planet and creatures, and expressing the importance of educating people of ALL ages, you can change the world! Our youth are our most valuable minds, like Ian Somerhalder says:
The most underused, under-appreciated group of people in the world is our youth.
Having Ian as a role model for our youth and people of ALL ages is just awesome news! You don’t have to be a celebrity like Ian Somerhalder in order to make a difference in the world. You just have to take action and do something positive and “Pay Good Forward”!
The Importance Of “Paying Good Forward” In Today’s Society!
Every time I turn on the news all I see is violence, anger and sadness. I don’t watch it anymore! I won’t let my 9 year old son watch it either. I don’t want him to know about all the horrific events that are taking place in this world, not at 9 years old. He has such a big heart ( a lot like his mom) that he cries knowing others are suffering or that kids are hurting each other. I want to be able to turn on the TV and see the GOOD happening in the world.
There are good people, doing great things all across the world, but unfortunately all the negative news keeps them in the shadows. I personally feel, if the spotlight was focused more on the good maybe just maybe more people would “Pay Good Forward”. That’s exactly what Liz Kelly, founder of the Goody Awards , strives to promote and highlight on a daily basis! They have been a HUGE inspiration in my life over these past few months, and have inspired me to always find the good in people and make sure they know how I feel!
How Can You”Pay Good Forward” And Be A “Global Citizen?
There are so many ways you can “Pay Good Forward” and make a difference in someone’s life! By buying the person in the car behind you a coffee, giving someone a ride to work, offering to help carry their groceries to their car, donating to a worthy cause, dropping food off at a local food bank or as simple as saying “THANK YOU!”. When you are compassionate towards others, humans, creatures or the environment, no matter how “small” the gesture, you are making the world a better place! When people feel appreciated, or loved they in turn want to do the same for others. Ian Somerhalder truly has inspired me to make others feel loved and appreciated for doing good in this world.
I want to continue to inspire others to “Pay Good Forward” and recognize the good in this world! Through The Goody Awards, you can purchase “Hero Goody Necklaces” to give to people who you consider to be “Global Citizens” (like Ian Somerhalder) who are making a difference in the world. The Goody Awards’ mission is “to inspire positive change by recognizing good in the world and reinforce the power of taking action”. I’ve “hopped on board” the “Pay Good Forward” movement and started my own “mission”!
What Is “Mission Recognition” ?!
From now until October 31, 2014 I will be recognizing up to 20 people who are “Paying Good Forward” and “Tagging” them as a “Global Citizen”! I know how it feels to not feel appreciated or recognized for doing something good for someone. IT SUCKS! I want to see more smiles and less tears. I want people to feel appreciated for all the good they do each day! My “Mission Recognition” is my way to show people that they do matter, that all their actions (there are no such things as “small actions”) do make a difference in the world. Here is the scoop!
From July 21st through October 31st, I will be “tagging” people as “Global Citizens” with a Hero Goody necklace! (50% of Goody Awards profits from these necklaces will go to Free The Children right away!) DO something GOOD for someone else, the environment, or creatures and send me your story! You can include pictures of an event you put together to help a worthy cause or a picture of an animal you adopted! (Remember, adopt don’t shop!) Email me your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org and over the next few months I’ll send you an AWESOME Hero Goody Necklace (like the one pictured above) that you can wear with pride!
The more people who feel appreciated and loved, the more GOOD actions and changes will be made in the world! Another AWESOME way to make someone feel appreciated is to nominate them for 1 of 5 Goody Awards! Click here to go to the nomination page! At the end of every month, the person with the most nominations wins that category for the month! Each winner gets tweeted a Certificate so they can print it out and always look at it and feel loved!
Be Inspired, Get Activated and Be The Change!
Follow me on Twitter – @krmayer27, Goody Awards- @GoodyAwards and Ian Somerhalder @Iansomerhalder (although I think the ENTIRE world already follows him!) and most importantly follow your heart!!