When I wrote about Making A Difference I asked a simple question – What will you do? The response was so positive and I am humbled that I have inspired people to think about this question. The answers were varied and I have to say that the people reading my blog are amazing. Here are some examples of what people are doing:
Jyl said “After reading a book and visiting the Holocaust Museum in DC, my goal is to volunteer in some way in the effort to prevent genocide.”
Yolanda said “I want to volunteer with Project Row Homes - it's a non-profit here that has built energy efficient, sustainable homes for single African American mothers and their families.”
Angie said “I do a lot of volunteer work already....but I've always wanted to be a NICU volunteer....your post has inspired me to be a better mommy and concentrate on doing the best I can with my little circus band. :)”
Other people mentioned registering voters, volunteering at soup Kitchens and teaching computer courses at a public library. I can’t list everyone but I do want to say YOU ARE ALL AWESOME!!!!!
And given that my readers are such a caring group I wanted to let you know about a holiday that recently came to my attention. International Peace Day – September 21st. This is a holiday from war, a day to celebrate life and make a difference. In 2001 the United Nations voted unanimously for Peace Day. This movement was started by one man, Jeremy Gilley. Proof positive that one person can make a difference. Here is a video that explains the day. Please watch it, this is powerful.
I'd like you to think about what you can do for Peace Day. I am spreading the word with my blog. This will be a sticky post until Peace Day. What will you do? When you decide visit peaceoneday.org and write it down. There is power in numbers and this is something I think we can all believe in. A day of respite from war for our soldiers overseas and all countries at war is a beautiful thing. I don’t know if there will be an actual cease fire but I do have hope. And we can all do our small part to make a difference.
September 21, 2008