Oprah Winfrey tells the story of how Dr. Maya Angelou told her to “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud.” She said be a blessing to someone. “The rainbow is coming even if can not see it yet.” When have you needed someone and they have been your rainbow? Have you been someone else’s? Often we need the kindness of strangers while traveling through our lives.
I learned about this story from Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, Manifesting Grace through Gratitude. I highly recommend their series. I look forward to receiving your entries about how grace can become a verb in your life. Please share your story of travel, grace, gratitude and brightening someone’s day.
DATE: Enter from Sept 11, 2015 to November 26, 2015. (open until Dec 10)
THEME: Gratitude: Where do you feel Thankful
**Over 1600 writers from 75 countries have participated in contests since Jan 2013. **
DEADLINE: Enter by midnight PST on November 26, 2015 (Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for your stories–this contest will stay open until Dec 10!)
To Enter: Submit your entry here
PRIZES: 1st Prize – $500 usd cash 2nd Prize – $100 usd cash 3rd Prize – $50 usd cash
Winners will be selected by our judges and We Said Go Travel Team. Cash prizes will be paid through PayPal in United States Dollars. All winning entries will be promoted on We Said Go Travel.
RULES: Publication is dependent on proper use of English language and grammar, appropriateness of theme topic, and being family friendly (G rated). If your post is written in a language other than English, please also send an English translation. Travelers of all ages and from all countries are encouraged to participate. Each individual may send up to 5 entries that are 500-800 words with 1 photo. Your article must be an original and previously unpublished piece. All posts, which meet the requirements, will be published on this site, WeSaidGoTravel.com.
JUDGING: Richard Bangs, AnneLise Sorensen and the We Said Go Travel Team
Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, he is currently producing and hosting the new PBS series, Richard Bangs: Adventure Without End
AnneLise Sorensen is a travel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host who has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents, reporting for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and Galavante. AnneLise regularly appears as a travel expert on NBC and CNN and she teaches popular travel writing classes and workshops at Mediabistro and travel events and shows.
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