If you will ask my husband and son what my favorite TV shows are, they will both exclaim NEWS! I like keeping myself abreast of what's happening with the world, in fact, I am a self-proclaimed news reporter to my husband when he gets home from work. But, do you know what I really love to watch and read? Good news. Yep. Despite the eye-squishing news that we see every day, there are real good news out there that are being outshone by the gruesome ones. A lot of those good news are unheard of because our media focus on what's hip, what's new, and sensational. And sadly, those are the unpleasant ones we see and read about.
The social enterprise, LoveHopeFaith, that my family supports was featured in the Facebook Page of Hero of D Day (HODD). HODD is an organization that features real-life stories of heroes from all walks of life shedding inspiration to all of us. I really like their mission in spreading good news. They believe (and I totally agree!) that there's a hero in all of us.
This coming heroes' day, we are all invited to become heroes, too.
MANILA – Be a hero on National Heroes Day, August 25, and spend it with Fellow Heroes by going to Zero to Hero: A Hero Sharing Boot Camp at Commune Cafe, Makati from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Leading the event is Hero Of D Day (HODD), a non-profit social media organization that believes there is a hero in all of us. Founded by a group of passionate individuals wanting to affect positive social change, their vision is for people to recognize the hero within and become everyday heroes themselves – mindful of the abounding good around them, grateful for these, and inspired to pay it forward.
To do their part, HODD collects stories of heroism and publishes them online. They also partner with organizations involved in social advocacies, community development, and nation building. They launch programs meant for personality and skills enhancement as well. One such program is the HODD Huddle, the HODD community meeting. Here, participants have the opportunity to learn more about the organization, attend workshops, and meet other individuals dedicated to the cause.
At the upcoming HODD Huddle Zero to Hero: A Hero Sharing Boot Camp, talks and activities await Fellow Heroes. Andy Samaniego, a commercial lifestyle photographer and visual artist, will be giving tips on taking artful photos using a smart phone. Karen Galarpe, the City Editor for GMA News Online, will present social media writing tactics. Eric Melendez, a writer and researcher for non-profit organizations, a contributor for Esquire Philippines, and a renowned fictionist, will be speaking about writing for social causes and how to creatively tell a story. HODD Correspondents are set to share their experiences on finding heroes in their daily lives as well.
All in all, the day promises to be fun, educational, and inspiring. Get tickets today at http://heroofdday.org/hodd-huddle/. Give P100 at the door for a Hero Of D Day kit and a certificate.
For more information on Hero Of D Day, visit www.heroofdday.org. Like them on facebook.com/heroofdday.org and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @heroofdday. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.