I’ve never been more stumped on how to title this because this technically isn’t a review so I have no clue how to appropriately label it in a few words. Anyway, I hope the above attempt works in someway. For those who haven’t heard yet, Timeless star Matt Lanter and his wife, the lovely Angela Lanter of Hello Gorgeous are expecting their first child and documenting it for us. Now while the podcast is primarily focused on all things pregnancy, there’s a moment in episode four that needs to be elaborated on here at MGcircles where we’re essentially focused on creating a positive environment for celebrities. (Fun fact, I hate that word. I hate that word with a passion. There should be a new one.)
Well, this must be a shocker. (Sarcasm. I’d figure people would be able to tell, but just in case, let’s make it abundantly clear.) And granted I’m not trying to change anyone’s opinions here, if it were that easy, the world would be a better place by now. But I suppose, the mere purpose of this article is to bring light to the fact that we, as fans, as journalists are in the wrong. We do nothing beneficiary when we attempt to dissect something that is not fiction. Sure we all have those special real life pairs we adore, hashtag goals anytime we see them, but the reality is that they owe nothing to us. And by nothing, I mean absolutely nothing.
“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”
— William Saroyan
It’s never easy to reflect upon something dark and tragic. Our words cannot bring justice, but perhaps, because they’re all we have, they can bring a sense of peace and most importantly, awareness. If you’ve never heard of the Armenian Genocide, you could read some of the details here.
You’ve seen it all over social media by now, but today’s a wonderful day to pay close attention to all the selfless organizations that are changing our world for the better.
We all have our individual struggles. We have causes that are near and dear to our hearts. And in the midst of all the chaos in the world, it’s always key to remember that even if you have very little, giving back will bring you everything. Doing something good for another soul will bring you happiness unlike anything else. Spread kindness. Spread love. Give back.
Here are some of the many we love and support completely. St. Jude, Make a Wish, American Cancer Society, Joyful Heart Foundation, To Write Love on Her Arms, Malala Fund, The Giving Keys, Women Like Us Foundation, Kind Campaign, The Beauty Book, Great Circle, and much more.
September 10, 2015
We’d like to take a moment to send our love and prayers to those who’ve lost someone.
There aren’t many things we can say that’ll ever take another person’s excruciating pain away, but we can be there and we can encourage everyone else to do the same. Unfortunately we live in a world where kindness is somehow perceived as weakness and people have a tendency to judge others as opposed to focusing on their own lives. However, at this point, there’s sadly nothing we can do about it, bullies exist and troubles are all around us, but for those who want to make a difference, all we can do is spread love. We can choose to live our lives reminding others that even in times of adversary, good still remains. Whatever you’re facing that has you wanting to end your life, remember that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not just a cliche saying, it is the truth. You weren’t brought this far to be engulfed by the darkness, you are meant to prosper.
Please listen to your loved ones and ceaselessly show them kindness. As much as you can, remind them of how special they are, help them in whatever way you can, be the light in their lives when darkness is all they can see. One person has immense power — your kindness can save a life.
It’s not just our loved ones, but remember to extend that kindness to strangers, smile at them in public or perhaps pay for their drink at a coffee shop. Online communities are filled with bullies, take a moment to tell someone you love their blog as opposed to harassing them for different opinions. Use your words to spread love because once an act is done, it cannot be undone. You never know what a person may be facing at that moment you reach out to them — your love may just restore their faith in humanity and give them the hope to believe that there’s still light in the world.
One of the entities we pride ourselves with most here at MGcircles is our genuine desire to spread love. Whether it’s through our positively driven reviews or Heartening Inspiration posts, kindness and love are what matter most to us. As Armenians, our culture, faith, and history are incredibly significant to us and our loved ones. In 1915 our ancestors faced horrors we can’t even begin to fathom and today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
An excellent opportunity to give has been brought to our attention and we wanted to share it with all of you. “Save Our Sons and Daughters” is an Ireland registered Suicide Prevention Charity and there’s nothing more important than playing a part in saving a life.
A group of talented individuals have created a website where all of the proceeds from these adorable Captain Swan inspired shirts (designed by Sarah Mac) will go straight to the charity. What’s better than buying a cute shirt and having your purchase play a part in something great!? Not many things, friends.
For more information, visit the link above and spread the word if you are only able to do that. Awareness alone is everything.
February 19, 2015
Although today’s “Music Monday”, we’ve chosen to make this post in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For starters, do yourselves a favor and read his noteworthy speech once more |x|. It can never be heard too many times. Some honorary figures are too great for words to ever do justice and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of those people.
The greatest tragedy today is that his speech clearly didn’t inspire the entire world. While he made a prodigious difference, there are people today who still discriminate. Don’t be one of those people. Treat everyone equally. Love everyone immensely and do good – fill the world with light.
You are important. You are loved. You are not alone.
Life’s not always fair, tragedies occur daily, and as human beings we have this awful tendency to question every part of ourselves. But at the end of the day, we are equipped with much more strength than we realize – not only can we save ourselves but we can save others as well. Sometimes, words simply aren’t enough but they’re something. Even though we strive to continuously spread positivity and love, we cannot deny the fact that we reside in a screwed up world. As much as we wish this were false, the truth is, not everyone is kind, but there’s not a single soul in the world without their own personal demons.
As similar as two beings can possibly be, there’s not another person in the world that isn’t inimitably created. We want to encourage you to celebrate yourselves day by day. Even in your darkest days, we want to let you know that you that ending your life isn’t the answer. You cannot be replaced and that by itself is an enormous tragedy in our world. We’d be losing a uniquely created, exquisite soul.
Over the last few years especially, with blogging becoming more and more popular by the second – along with the hateful anonymous messages, kind people exist, too. It’s easy to become discouraged, but we want to promise you that there’s at least one person if not more in the world who cares. As people who have the power to change things. Every single day of your life, go out of your way to help someone – a simple text message, tweet, Tumblr message, Facebook message, etc. that reads “hey, how are you” could let them know they aren’t alone. Although we all lead incredibly busy lives, it isn’t difficult to take a moment to compliment someone in line at Starbucks. It’s not difficult to smile at a stranger because that one smile has the ability to evoke something magical within them. We can change lives – let’s never give up trying.
Under the cut are numerous Suicide Prevention Hotlines all over the world. You truly are never alone.