Usually when I blog... I can think of a million things I want to write about, but restrain myself, thinking, "Oh, I'll just have to be patient and write about that next time." Yeah, well, I can't remember what it was that I wanted to write about right now. It must be lack of sleep. I am beginning to doze off. My cushioned kitchen booth is starting to look like a really nice place to nap right now. Aaaaanyway...
I was listening to NPR this morning (as usual) and the news was being broadcasted about Russia and Georgia's conflict, rehab for juveniles, murder in Beijing, etc. I also overheard a few bits of conversation by my neighbors about mail-order babies, and it sparked my thinking a little. Or rather... it shook my soul. There are so many things going on in the world, and there are days when all I want to do is help make them all right! Where do I begin? After going to a convocation about bioluminescence and aquatic life, I immediately wanted to save the whales. Seeing how frustrating and terrifying cancer can be, I want to do anything that will help find a cure. I can't accomplish these things, however, and it kind of puts a damper on my soul sometimes. The great thing is, it's only for a short moment. I realize I try hard to make the world a better place, and that's enough. Prayers, faith, and trust in God, along with some service, dedication, and sacrifice can bring about miracles. Whether it's saving a single spider from being squished, or tutoring an underprivileged child, everyone can make some difference. It's also about being a Christlike example to others. Let them see your light. I can change the world. Cheesy, I know, but it's a big deal, and it's true. Try something selfless and see how you feel.
"Yes, how many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see... And how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry... how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind. The answer is blowin in the wind."