I thank those who have liked Dreaming Together for a Better World’s facebook page. There will soon be 100 likes. The purpose of this group has always been to empower you that one person can make a difference. It’s not so much in the large acts that we create a better world. It’s in those seemingly small acts of kindness — a smile, handshake, a cup of coffee and some of your time, volunteering for a local charity or food bank, groceries to a person or family in need, that all of us can make an impact on the lives of others.
In order for more people to feel this sense of empowerment, could you please get your friends to like my facebook page?
I also welcome your ideas on how we can have better communities.
What issues would you like to have addressed by your political representatives? How do you feel you can best go about making those ideas heard? What could all of us working together do to bring the issues to the attention of community and political officials?
For those who feel nothing will ever change with unfair government policies, how do you think we can get those who formulate them to think differently?
What can your community do to advocate for those in need in your community? How could you help your political representative make the government listen to the concerns of your community?
I know. There are more questions than answers, but we have to start somewhere. Perhaps, working together we can come up with answers to some of these questions.
I encourage you to do what you can in your community to improve the lives of others.
It’s all too easy to say that the economy is the number one issue, so dealing with poverty is a low priority. But if we then fail to address the pervasive problem of poverty, how does that help the economy?
If we don’t spend the money to invest in people with disabilities (and for the record I hate that word because all of us have abilities even if they have physical and/or developmental challenges), that won’t help our troubled economy.
Continue to believe that we can have a better world. If we lose that hope, then nothing will ever change.
I leave you with this challenge. Think of one thing you can do to improve the quality of life for someone else and then go and do it. Then, tell me how doing that thing made you feel.
Thank you to those who still believe we can have a better world. You inspire and encourage me to keep hoping that this is possible.