Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Be the change you want to see in the world
I LOVE this quote. "Be the change you want to see in the world". I want to live by this quote but i feel i am failing at it miserably. I am not a bad person in any way. I love others, I teach my kids manners, I teach them to like everyone, I would do anything I could if someone needed me but I am not actively out there changing things. Everyday I watch Extreme Homemakover and those people are so extraordinary. They are the people I want to live like. They are actually out changing this world for the better. Yesterday's episode displayed a family who moved to a poverty ridden crime infested neighborhood to teach god's will to others and make it a better place. When they first moved in there were gun shots heard every night and crack whores squatting in the abondoned homes a few houses down. Their love and support to the community decreased crime by over 50%. Yes you read that right 50%. Can you imagine? One family changed an entire area that drastically. Imagine what could happen if each of us did our part. It's kind of like going down a street with tons of old cracking houses and right in the middle you find one beautifully fresh painted house with flowers all over the yard. It's a home you would be proud to live in all because 1 person took a little care in it. While getting to know people in my online English class i found out one woman takes her kids to feed the homeless at christmas time. She also has them take money from their allowance to give to a family for diapers or clothing. I SOOO want to teach my kids things like this. I WANT them to be humanitarians. I want them to love others as they want to be loved. My problem is i don't know where to start. I always use the excuse I am too busy, I don't have enough money, my kids are too young but i know there has to be something out there, even the tiniest thing that we could do for someone. I would love to learn to knit or crochet so i could make beautiful hats for the little boys and girls in cancer centers, but i have been saying that for about 6 years or more. It's time i stop talking and start doing! If anyone reading this has any suggestions for me please let me know. It's time for me to be the change i want to see in this world!