The right to vote.
I think it is indisputable that we all have this right and for many folks their ancestors fought and died to get this right. So, in my own small way I decided that I wanted to make a difference by registering some voters. I had second thoughts about going ( it was raining and I thought I might be outside) but I pushed myself and did it anyway. I ended up alone in a neighborhood that was not so nice (inside a grocery store so I was safe) and I did it.
I was successful in my quest to register voters. Not many but more than one. Reactions to me were varied; one woman never voted in all of her forty-seven years. She was already registered but still took a moment to speak to me. I spoke to parolees that wanted to vote but were unable to. I talked to people that chose not to vote at all. As remarkable as all of this may sound there are other similar stories out there. And being in that place, at that time made a difference. Because even those that didn’t feel like registering or were already registered had a person to remind them about the importance of voting, especially given the history here in the South.
I would like to challenge you to do the same - make a difference in someone’s life. And no it doesn’t have to be political but whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing --volunteering at your child’s school or mentoring a child whatever – just do it!
Tell me, what have you been thinking about doing to make a difference but put off? Writing it down may push you along.