Meet the #1000Speak Admins: Gretchen Kelly

Today we continue our series introducing the people behind 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion.and it’s Gretchen Kelly’s turn.

ProfilePicGretchen blogs at Drifting Through My Open Mind where she writes about anything that pops into her head. From life lessons to burning issues that need to be discussed to parenting conundrums. She even occasionally takes a stab at humor.

A wanna-be groupie turned suburban mom, she tries to keep life interesting by seeing live music as often as three kids and life responsibilities allow. Somewhere between the daily routines and the ups and the downs, she writes.

Gretchen is a valued and enthusiastic member of the admin team, helping out on social media and coming up with practical ideas.

I asked Gretchen a couple of questions about 1000 Voices Speak.

Why did you join?

I joined 1000Speak because I found inspiration in what Lizzi and Yvonne started. Yvonne’s idea to create a collective that would spread positivity and love spoke to my heart.

What does it mean to you?

Even though we all sometimes feel the weight of all of the pain and suffering in the world, I still have to believe that there is more good than bad. And to use our words to try to spread that message is something powerful and something I’m honored to be a part of.

This beautiful post below was Gretchen’s first for 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion:

Now’s the Time. Do Something. #1000Speak

“I look at you all, see the love there that’s sleeping

While my guitar gently weeps”

I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. I wanted to do something. I felt helpless as I sat in the backseat. My legs couldn’t yet reach the floor board, my pockets were empty of all but a scuffed up Hot Wheel toy car. But I wanted to do something.

It was the first time I’d seen someone begging for food.

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