There are things in life that we cannot change. Bills have to be payed. Food has to be bought. Our kids are going to grow. @!$%# is gonna happen when we least need it to. These are things that we cannot change. These are things we must learn to deal with, and take as a part of life.
There are other things that we can change. There are things that we can do today to start making tomorrow look not-so-bleak. The very first thing we can do is to accept one another for what we truly are. Human. We have a heart, we have needs, and we have feelings. We also have the same exact rights as everyone out there, but sometime back when we were still killing babies because they were deformed, someone decided that it was ok to treat someone better than the other person because of many different reasons, mostly race or privilege. Sex was a big one, too. These are things we all know, and I am not trying to point out the obvious. The un-obvious is how easy it is to start changing this, but it takes more than just intention. Actually go out and donate, actually go out and advocate for the less off. People in places of power can start taking a chance on someone they view as the downfall of society.
You catch more bees with honey... Imagine that? It works in everything in life? Who would have thought? Instead of automatically stepping over the little people, boost them up for once. One time is all it takes. Those who make a positive mark on someone is never forgotten. The legacy of greatness continues forever. It gets passed from one to another. As soon as we start showing people that people are ok, others will follow. Sitting there doing nothing, thinking "Thats really wonderful that people can be so good", go be that person. Do it. All it takes is some compassion.
I remember the lady that I saw at the store around christmas. She saw the guy at the kettle, and looked past him, and walked into the store. We both were shopping at roughly the same speed, and we both only had a couple things. I managed to get behind her in line, as well. She had about $15 worth of stuff, mostly lunch stuff. As we were leaving, I followed her past the kettle. I noticed her putting something in the kettle, and I saw the numbers on the bill. $100. WOW! That really is cool, and looks are deceiving. I figured her for the "dont donate" kind. Guess I learned again, huh?
I was reading something earlier, from a couple of people on here. Halifax and Grisham. They were talking about how some are born into families that make it easy to get the "high life", and become successful, and others aren't. Its not going to be easy for them because of race, sexual orientation, or just sex in general. Or just the fact that they were born into working class families, who have no ability to make it past paycheck to paycheck, much less afford college. Its not right, and it shouldn't be. Humanity is what is important, and that should guarantee everyone the right to have what they need, and live free from worry or fear. To those two, I second my nomination for best "get up and do something" speech. It made me want to do more. I dont want my kids growing up in the same world I did. I was raised in the 80's and 90's, and there was constant racial/sexual turmoil going on. I saw the Rodney King beating trial. I saw the riots. I saw the outrage at Ellen Degeneres coming out. And many more, dont have time to list them. This was what I saw. And these are the things that should be fixed ASAP in order to grow into a peaceful and productive race- Humanity.
I am going to do something today. Something I haven't done ever. I am going to go find a homeless person today. I am going to ask them what they "want". Not need, I have every intention of getting them some things that they "need". Just "want". Whether it be a burger from McDonalds, to a portable CD player with a couple tunes. Let them have SOMETHING that is not necessity. They dont even have that. If it can make them smile for a few minutes, let them maybe forget for a few minutes, awesome. Lets see what happens.
I cannot ask anyone to make a positive change without me making one, too. <----- I am asking you. PLEASE? :) SO, here is what I propose: Lets start a newsvine... I dont even know what to call it. But it goes like this: For every 2 people that go and make a positive change, be it donation of clothes, food, blankets, toys, money, volunteer time, what-have-you, going out of your way to help or stand up for someone, I am going to go and do the same exact thing. I'll donate whatever item you do, though I cannot promise in exact amounts, we are only going for what you CAN do without causing you problems. But, I will do the same thing. Rules are simple. Leave me a email or comment with a link to your story, pic, or video, of you doing this, and I will respond, and do it. With my own back up video, story, or pic. How does that sound?
Who has it in them to start a change?