January 15, 2010

What can we do?

One of the new calendars i got for 2010 was the was the daily "A YEAR WITH OBAMA" calendar. The entry for the Saturday-Sunday January 9 & 10, was a quote from a speech President Obama gave in Istanbul, Turkey on April 7th, 2009.

This is what he said; "I want you to know that the world will be what you make of it. You can choose to build bridges instead of building new walls. You can choose to put aside longstanding divisions in pursuit of lasting peace. You can choose to advance a prosperity that is shared by all people and not just a wealthy few."

I believe we can change the world. We can wish for peace and prosperity for all the people of the world. It takes one heart at a time and one simple action at a time.

So today, as we listen to the news of the events in Haiti since the earthquake, I am struck with how difficult it is to even get the the aid we want to give to help with the needs of the people of that unfortunate country in such difficult circumstances. This inability to get the aid on the ground and to the people who need it can make us feel helpless.

Nevertheless, we must try and do our best to help in any way we can. Of course, those who can, are volunteering to go in person to assist in the work at hand. The rest of us can donate to those aid organizations who are in a position to help immediately. And, we can, and we should, take a moment to work from spirit.

We can keep those who suffer around the world in our hearts and prayers. We can send them our our love and our best wishes for comfort in the moment and for a better future. We can be kind to our neighbor, and remember that, "but for the grace of God go we".

We must try try to help in every way we can. Let's donate what we can and give what we can, but let's not forget to take the take the time to work from spirit. Thoughts have power. Let's use ours.

Posted by Judi at January 15, 2010 6:50 PM | TrackBack
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