I hate reading about what goes on with children in third world countries. I hate stories of starvation, child soldiers, and especially child sex slaves. Yes it happens, in every country of the world. It makes my blood boil. It makes me sweat just thinking about it. Then it makes me cry.
I HATE THIS.
I hate the evil that goes on in our world. I realized I had this kind of “reaction” to these kinds of stories because I cared. This is what mattered to me.
I believe a life of service is the best kind of life to lead. The definition of service is: an act of helpful activity; help; aid. As Mothers, our entire life is service. But the reality is, the world is bigger than the four walls that we call home. The world is full of things gone wrong. It is up to us to make them right again. It is up to us to care. It is up to us.
Each of us can make a difference. Each of us has this kind of “reaction” when we read or watch the news. Answer me this. What makes you want to scream, “This isn’t right, someone needs to do something about this?” Why not me? Why not you?
One of my favorite quotes sums up this very thought, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi was wise. So, what makes your blood boil? What kind of change do you want to see?
Think about it.