As crazy as it sounds, I feel like our generation is filled with world changers. The more I browse the internet, the more I see someone close to my age doing something to make a difference. So, what would you do to change the world?
When I think about this question, I think about the typical things, like: providing clean water for third world countries, feeding the poor, providing an education, etc. Then I think about the people who are going out and doing those things. Those who are creating fundraisers/foundations to change the world.
What would you do to create the change you want to see? In my opinion, now is the time to start doing something. Everyone seems to be open to donating resources to improve the lives of those less fortunate. One of the most recent stories I read inspires me and reminds me that sometimes it’s the smallest thing that can make the biggest impact.
I’ve seen foundations that collect unwanted/broken crayons and re-purpose them into fun shapes, which are either bought by others or donated to programs that provide them to children in hospitals or low-income schools. I thought that this was genius!
Art is a great way for children to express themselves and sometimes “escape” from the world around them. I know when my sister was in the hospital, going to the arts and crafts room was one of her favorite things to do; even when she would be stuck in her room, coloring and drawing helped time pass.
It was a such a simple idea, and it has a huge impact on the lives that it affects.
Changing the world doesn’t have to start on a huge scale. Simply trying to help those around you is more than enough and if you don’t think you have the ability to make an impact, I beg to differ. Taking time to help those around you is a strong message. It’s a message of hope and it’s a message that the world out there cares.
So what would you do to change the world? What’s stopping you from doing it?
Until my next post!