What can I do? What should I do? Can I do anything that will make a difference? I’ve been hearing these and other similar questions lately. There is a growing force of energy moving people toward Action. We want to be heard. We want to be loud. We want to be part of the force of change for the better.
I see it like this: Big change has small beginnings. A storm starts with one cloud. All great mountains were once just hills. Large social movements were at one time just ideals in the minds of people longing for a better world.
I say to you, “We must first be the change before there is change.” What can you do? How can you make a difference when there are so many issues that need addressing in our divided nation? We must remember that small things count. If we plant small seeds now we will have tall trees for shade and fruit in the future. So I propose that we start to plant small seeds of kindness. One single smile, hug, good deed or just loving thoughts can start the waves of kindness to propagate. I’m not saying to give up on the bigger ideals and efforts. When we come together for the common good anything can be accomplished. But we underestimate our personal power in creating the world around us. What can I do to understand the daily struggles of someone who does not live in my community, town, state or country? Open your eyes to see the struggles of these who do live in your community, town, state and Country. Empathy starts at home. We cannot have true compassion to others we will never know if we cannot feel it for the people we come in contact with every day.