Monday, January 21, 2013

Change the World

Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.  
Martin Luther King Jr.

My parents were great people.  My mom was a 4-H leader, my dad a Boy Scout leader and they served their church and community in a variety of ways throughout their life.  Their commitment to community service was an excellent role model for my siblings and I.  

You can't change the world but you can change your corner of it.
 
We can change the world if each of us commits to working on our corner of it.  Some us have bigger corners than others.  National leaders, TV/movie celebrities and sports figures have pretty big corners.  Fame and money have nothing to do with your corner or my corner.

My corner is about time and commitment to local service organizations.  My corner is about early childhood education, children and the elderly.  Your corner is a personal choice.  Make your choice and begin working on your corner.

Change in our community can be as simple as donating food to the food pantry bins or the SnackPac Project that provides food for children in need over the weekend (bins are located in the front foyer).  We are currently collecting new pajamas for the children and elderly of our community.  Small acts of kindness can have a big impact on a person.

Last month, Ann Curry of NBC news, responded to the Sandy Hook tragedy by asking readers/viewers to commit acts of kindness...http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/17/15972814-inspired-to-act-26acts-of-kindness-to-honor-those-lost-in-newtown-conn?lite   Let us remember to continue on with our kindness.

Go out and be kind.  Go out and change the world!

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