Had a pretty good weekend. Saturday was the highlight, when Allison and Rick, friends from Thompson stopped by for a short visit. Such a nice couple, with 2 beautiful kids. Allison and I worked together at the bank in Thompson. Allison and Rick thank you for driving all that way to visit with us. Allie, I know you will be reading this could you send me an email, I would love to hear about the appointment you had after you left our place.
To my cousin Carol. Carol, I have always known you are a wonderful lady. I just hadn’t realized how truly wonderful until I just read some information on you and daughter Lori. Mother and daughter both nurses and making a difference in this world. When I finish reading it all, I plan on bragging to the world about my cousins.
Over the past several days it has been my pleasure to meet via our blogs a very nice young lady, Kelly. Now, Kelly describes herself as a very insecure writer, personally I do not understand why she would feel insecure as I find her writing to be excellent. It is here I would put a link to her site, if I knew how, but I don’t so all I can do is add her to my blog role. West Coast Grrlie Blather
Now why would I single out Kelly and her blog. I know there are thousands and thousands of wonderful blogs out there. There are 3 reasons I mention Kelly specifically.
1) Kelly is obviously a lady of great intelligence as she seems to think I am great. LOL. I am not laughing at her intelligence that is obvious, I laugh at the me being great part.
2) Kelly sent me a personal email in which she expanded on some of her thoughts. I am going to quote part of that private email, I hope you don’t mind Kelly.
3) Most importantly, Kelly is trying to make a difference. Trying in her own way to make the world a better place, not just “her world” but the world. In her post, I think it was titled Mardi Gras, Kelly points out some of the inequities in the labor laws and the working conditions of many around the world. She offers a simple solution. Here Kelly, sorry but I would have to edit your comment. You are a proud American and suggest buy American made, well I as a proud Canadian would just change that to buy Canadian.
OK, changing working conditions around the world is a very worthy cause and I do support that. But, that is not the point I want to make, I now quote Kelly in her email.
“It is so easy to become overwhelmed by the problems of the world. But if individuals do not believe their actions will make a difference, and then stop doing anything positive–well, it just speeds up the whole hell-in- a- handbasket theory, doesn’t it?” West Coast Grrlie Blather
Very well put Kelly. It is here a thought hits me, I am sorry I can’t remember where I heard this “maybe you can’t save a million lives but you can save one”. I think it was one of the wonderful organizations through which you can sponsor a child. Due credit is given to which ever organization.
After my usual rambling I get to my point. Maybe one person can’t change the world or cure all the problems of the world. Every day though as individual I believe we can do our own little bit. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to go to sleep at night content with the knowledge, I did my bit, the world is just a little bit better because I was here. This is where Kelly’s message above is so right on. If we all throw up our hands in despair, thinking what could I possibly do that would help change the world? Nothing will ever happen.
So what can I as one individual do? Something big, something small and every size in between. There are the obvious, donate money to charities etc., get involved in your community as a volunteer in some worthy organization. But what if extra time or money is not available, there are still millions of things, some big, some small. If we think about it, even recycling one plastic jug, or picking up one piece of trash off the street, make a difference. A big difference maybe not, but a difference, non the less. I am not sure what the population of the world is in excess of 6 billion, but if everyone of those 6 billion did just one small thing every day, think of how much better our world would be. Realistically will the entire population ever get involved, not likely. But that doesn’t have to stop me from doing my part in doing my bit, be it big or small.