01 October 2008

Don't Just Stand There . . .

Litter scattered on the groungImage via Wikipedia
There are a million ways out there to make a positive difference in the world. Its a dizzying array of non-profits needing funds and volunteers, causes needing passionate supporters, habitats in crisis, communities in need. . .

How do you decide where to start trying to make a change? How do you choose who to donate to? How do you choose what to do?

Don't get caught up in the numbers, or overwhelmed by the sheer variety, don't over think it trying to find the best way or obsess over whether your action will be noticed or make a big enough difference . . . JUST DO IT!

Do something. Do anything. Take action. Any action.

See a problem that needs fixing in your community? Fix it. Who is going to do it if not you?

Pick up that litter on the side of the road. Write to the council requesting recycling facilities in your town. Tell someone about the issues that move you. Fight back against the guy killing your main street. Turn off the tap when you clean your teeth. Do something! Speak out!

You don't have to do something epic. It doesn't need to be awe-inspiring. You just need to take action.

You can do it. Don't let your perceived shortcomings hold you back. Embrace your weaknesses and push on regardless. You are at least as capable as anyone else.

Its easy to sit back and wait for someone else to start things off. But if you want things to change . . . well, I think Ghandi said it best when he said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

We can't all do everything, but we can all do something. We can all be part of the change the world needs.

Don't just stand there . . .

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Shamelle said...

Just what I needed this morning to get me motivated.

The Enhance Life

kiwimeg said...

Glad I could help ;)

Anonymous said...

:) Meg, thank you sooo very much your sweet comment on my blog...it is greatly appreciated!

i love what you're doing here and look forward to reading more...you are very inspiring!

peace! :)