Last week I shared the “things I do not do”…and now today I am encouraging you to “do something.” It seems that everywhere I look these days, there is a need that is not being met. The horrific earthquake in Japan, the unrest in Libya, issues of poverty, illnesses, losses and feelings of despair.
So…when things seem so negative and so overwhelming…we must simply…do something.
There is no way that any one of us could take care of ALL of the problems that we see around us each day…but if we each do a little something…we can begin to make a difference. I am being challenged as I read Radical by David Platt and The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns to look beyond my circumstances and see the needs around me.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking…these are all suggestions that I personally know someone is doing…
- walk or run or bike for cystic fibrosis or cancer or multiple sclerosis
- volunteer at your local school
- partner with a project at your local church
- wear red for heart disease or pink for breast cancer
- take food to someone that is ill or healing or in the midst of chemo
- donate to red cross
- donate clothes to those in need
- financially support someone on a mission trip
- volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter or humane society
- mail letters to soldiers
- save cereal boxes for the apparent project
- sponsor a refugee family through world relief
- share your hair with locks of love…
These are just a glimpse of the possibilities out there…so what do you want to do? Please share…we can keep adding to the list! 🙂