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6a00d8341bfa9853ef010536b89cc2970c-500wi Yesterday, David Armano posted up a challenge to his extensive network on his popular TypePad blog Logic+Emotion about his neighbor, Daniela.

I've been at this blog for nearly 3 years now and have never asked for something like this—I hope I've earned enough trust to be able to ask something back from you. Above is a picture of Daniela and her family. Brandon, age 6, Daniela, age 9 and little Evelyn age 4. Daniela is divorcing her spouse after years of abuse. In recent years her mortgage went unpaid and she's lost her house.

He set a goal of raising $5,000 worth of small contributions from our greater online "neighborhood" for Daniela to rent a new place.  In the meantime, David and his wife had opened their house to the little family. He posted, he Tweeted, and at the time of this posting, had already raised over $13,000. All from word of mouth, and all for the greater good. All from the community.

If you'd like to donate yourself, just check out the nifty widget below.

Favorite Blogs: Large Fella on a Bike

Largeguy Large Fella on A Bike is the blog of a man on a mission: he's gone from 501 pounds (and was told he would die without surgery) to 181 pounds without that surgery. By changing his lifestyle and riding a custom-made bike, this fella has changed his whole life, and that of others around him. He grew out his goatee until he broke into the 100's of pounds (to his wife's amusment and chagrin.) He's still getting used to the new body he calls home.

Check out his progress photos from his journey, too. (And the progress of the bike itself!) Whoever says they can't do something, you may want to rethink that whole philosophy.

Visit Large Fella on A Bike.

Favorite Blogs: Lifelong Project

Lifelongproject Craving something more substantial for your New Year's resolutions than the old "only once a year, then forget em" model? Do you LOVE it when a plan comes together? You should definitely check out the Lifelong Project.  The question this blog is trying to answer is "what would happen if you treated the next year of your life like a project?"

Here's a favorite quote of mine from a recent post:

Life is wonderful. There is so much beauty in this world, so much to experience, to sample, to learn, and to love that it’s sometimes difficult to know what to do. The key, in the Project Life, is to identify what’s important, create priorities, create plans, and then to act on those plans. If you want to make 2009 a year full of memories, great experiences, and a year to become a better, richer, more joyful person: you can.

Lifelong project has some other great posts, like how to set out with your own planning for 2009, or maybe you need a nudge towards defining priorities, or understanding your capacity to accomplish great things.

A safe, happy, and wonderful Project 2009 to all!

Visit Lifelong Project.