Sunday, January 18, 2015

Continuing Their Journey

The magical pink boxing gloves are continuing their journey around the world. Today, they are in Australia!

Brenda, a motorcycle-rider and blogger whom I've known for years, decided to take a crack at them. It turns out that their arrival coincides with a pivotal moment in Brenda's life. She recently suffered a horrible personal tragedy and was on a break from both blogging and motorcycling. The prospect of doing something fun appealed to her. Brenda needed an infusion of joy in her life and silly pink boxing gloves were a suitable injection.

So here is her creation. Please go visit her blog.


I wasn't sure when I conceived this project a year ago what it would do or become. I wanted to take a noble stab for joyful whimsy in a world often short on fun. The gloves have achieved that goal. Many diverse bloggers around the world have played with the gloves and each gave them a personal touch, both stylistically and literally. I'm proud of this project.

We should do whatever we can to make the world a better place. Even in small ways, even with humorous whimsy. Don't you agree?

23 comments:

  1. Yes!!!! Often, joy comes from something small and silly. But the small and silly has a big heart!!!x

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  2. and, not saying this is small- shipping something around the world like this is a big thing!!x

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  3. I love this iteration of the gloves - how perfect with her hair!

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  4. Great post! I was wondering if she dyed her hair specifically to match the gloves. Perfect match!

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  5. Ally ... Thank you so much for being so supportive for me. I'm not going to say that I couldn't have gotten through without you, because I would have, but it wouldn't have been as easy without you there just being the wonderful supportive person that you are. So thank you!

    Now for the gloves, I haven't managed to catch many of the posts on them unfortunately, but that's ok I guess, it meant that I wouldn't be trying to copy everyone else's post. It's all about the fun and I agree with you that we need a bit of whimsy in our lives to keep us from becoming grumpy old so and so's.

    Ashley.. nope the hair was another plot to cheer me up, it was just a happy coincidence that they matched perfectly :)

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    1. Friends help friends. And pink boxing gloves make everything better. :-)

      I plan to do a summary of the dozen bloggers who've participated in this project -- and also create a poster with everyone on it. Soon, I promise.

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  6. True dat! I'm off to visit her blog. The gloves look like they were made for her!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  7. I love the idea of the traveling boxing gloves! It's so cool to hear stories about bloggers connecting in a tangible way and uplifting each other!
    xx,

    Paisley

    paisleynotplaid

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  8. Ally. I think the gloves need to come to Vancouver Island and I am checking my July date for blogger meet up, I my have a teaching session scheduled.

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    1. Oh, wow! What a great idea! Yes, I'll bring them. If you have a conflict with teaching, maybe you can show up for part of the meetup. There are events Friday night and Sunday morning as well as Saturday. I want to meet you at least once!

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  9. Great post and photos from Brenda ... This sure was a special project you put together Ally!

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  10. You are a world-changer, in small (and not-so-small ways). You make everyone whose life you touch that much better. Brilliant project that you've started in this!

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  11. Yes, with our efforts the world can be a better place!
    Sometimes happiness is in tiny, ordinary things, and there are friends all over the world ...

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  12. I love this. Those gloves have had many an adventure!

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  13. How great! I'm so glad that the gloves gave her some happiness!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  14. You know what's funny? The pink gloves with the polka dot dress was the first post of yours I ever read.

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  15. This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE IT!!

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  16. He hair is friggin' sweeeeet! I love this project.

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  17. I love that her hair and the gloves match, but hopefully, she didn't actually ride with those guys on. That could be dangerous!

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  18. Getting to know you and understand your story has changed my life. I've always been more open and accepting of alternative lifestyles than my peers because one of my best friends in high school was gay. Getting to know him and the challenges he faced, and traveling among a gay crowd at times, was very enlightening. But I never really understood transgender until I met you. Your openness and honesty is impressive. I'm honored to be able to share your journey a bit, and I can't help but imagine how many other lives you have touched. Keep up the good work!

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