What Action Will You Take?
In a split second glance at our phones we can see what’s going on in the world 24/7, at least what’s trending in a headline-grabbing way. Some of it’s helpful, some of it’s hype and most of it is beyond our control or influence.
Things are changing, our culture, our world and the way people live is vastly different from generation to generation. The one thing that doesn't change is that we all have a desire to feel connected to something greater than ourselves. The best and easiest way to do this is by getting involved in something you are passionate about or by helping others.
If you want to have a positive impact on the world around you, start with the world immediately around you. Start small and locally. This could be as brief as a “good morning” to a fellow commuter or dedicating yourself to getting meals to people who have no way of getting meals independently, volunteering at a hospice center, or cleaning up garbage around your neighborhood.
The lives you touch can be as close as family and friends, the next door neighbor, your grandpa (or your grandpa’s lonesome dog), or a broader local organization in your own community, nationally or globally, that calls to you. The important thing is to be quiet enough to hear a need that calls you and to respond in the ways that are sustainable for you.
What calls to me is the health of kids, protecting and defending the planet they inherit, granting wishes of kids whose lives may be threatened or shortened by disease, recognizing the power of a quieter voice to change the world, and encouraging organ donation so that people of all ages can have a second chance at life through the generous donation of someone whose life is cut short.