Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Mother Theresa Soapbox Moment

Don't worry, I don't get on my soapbox too often and I won't make it too long or too painful. I just want everyone, which means the wonderful steady followers and those few poor folks who stumble on this blog by accident to spend at least a minute thinking about it. 
What can you do to make the world a better place? I put forth that if everyone picked their chosen pet project and volunteered to do something locally the world would improve by leaps and bounds. The thing that is near and dear to their heart. You don't have to go out and save the world, but do something to try to improve a small corner of it close to you.  You don't have to become an activist, you don't have to spend gobs of money and time, which is in short supply for many many folks, you just have to give of yourself a little. It may be to make phone calls once every 6 weeks, or a helping hand on a bigger project, or even an annual event that you think it worthwhile. It could be picking up on a great bargain on canned goods in the supermarket and making those a donation to the local food bank every couple of weeks. Just a little something. Go do a day or half a day at the local animal shelter on a regular basis, read for an hour a week at a local senior center or see if your library has a volunteer program, help clean up a park or a roadside. Knitters all over the country are knitting hats for shelters, quilters making quilts for displaced children due to fires and other disasters. Allow yourself to be sucked in once in a while on some activity for a common good. Bring a little bit of your special sunshine to someone or something. You will benefit and so will the world.
Okay, I am done pontificating and am stepping off the soapbox and putting it away


  1. Wonderful subject for your soapbox. I can't agree more.