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Veronica Varlow
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I’m a year into the Danger Diary.
And I’m going to break some of my own rules.


Photo by Becky Kelly

I commit to being here with you every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I love Magic Monday, How To Tuesday and Things I Think About Thursday, but I want to liberate myself from the idea that I have to write about those topics on those days all the time.
What are things you want to know about?
What are some themes you’d like to see here?

I’m listening….

And now a little story about how someone changed my day:

Back in October, on the day that we were diving into our dream, I was a mix of terrified/excited and all of a sudden, someone responded to something I said on Twitter, his name was Tony Rossi and his avatar looked like this:
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It made me feel like someone else had my back – like this person out there in the world was giving me a thumbs up – letting me know everything was okay. I responded like this:
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I decided to also make it my avatar – because Tony’s avatar had such a positive effect on me. I reached out to him and told him that – and he said that was why he had done it. So that when people were having a bad day or not feeling awesome – he would be there giving a thumbs up.

Throughout this past month, my life has been changed in a major way because of you.  A tiny positive action that each one of us do can brighten someone’s day or even save a life. We’re moving into the holiday season, and for some of us, that can be difficult. For the next month, I’m going to be using my thumbs up avatar to let everyone know that I’m here and cheering you on throughout the world. Want to join Tony and me?

It’s simple. Here’s what you do:

  1. Take a picture of yourself smiling giving a thumbs up.
  2. Use as your avatar on Twitter or Facebook or both.
  3. Put your thumbs up picture in the comments below.
  4. Spread the word!
  5. And if you’re not having the best day – just come take a look in these comments and know that all of us have your back.

Cheering you on from the road –


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