This post isn't meant as a guilt trip.
I met an amazing woman.
She seems by appearance- quite ordinary.
A musician who once had a dream of backpacking in Europe.
Little did she realize - her trip to Europe would turn into a
life mission of bringing music to children in war torn countries.
You can visit her site and organization by clicking HERE.
Today- while listening I felt very small
and yet my mind and perspective was enlarged.
Did you know- that children are now the TARGETS in war?
It is sickening.
She helps them heal and deal with their war past through music.
I know there is much media over Haiti- and with reason.
If you are like me- you get a dozen of calls a week from organizations asking for donations.
It is easy to be overwhelmed with all the NEED in the world.
Easy to feel helpless
unable to make a difference
"I can't help everyone- everywhere in the world..."
easy to do nothing
sometimes I am overwhelmed with just raising my own kids
Yet I heard a quote that motivates me to do something--
even if all I can do is blog about it to pass along the information...
"To the world- you might just be one person.
But to one person... you might mean the world."
I like that. I don't have to change the world.
Just do what I can do
Every day try to answer the question: "Have I done and good in the world today?"
And as far as donations go-- I've made a little money from my blogsite: www.Bookclub4boys.com. I made a small donation from that account. I like the idea- that my mission to promote reading can help her mission for promoting peace. Kinda cool.
A few years ago our kids wanted to donate money to a special cause-- and my husband and I really felt we didn't have any money to spare.
But not wanting to let the opportunity pass- we agreed any spare change we could find in the house, car, etc... we would collect and donate.
If I remember correctly- we found over $20 worth of change-- just floating around our house! (under couch cushions, coin purse, jewelry box, in junk drawers, behind appliances, in the car, etc.....)
Tomorrow for our furlough Friday activity- we are going to clean and do the same for Haiti.
I truly believe giving small is better than not giving at all. HeY- that rhymes!
Anyway wishing you all gentle days...
kiss your little ones
hug your big ones
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