Friday, August 15, 2008
Today is the start of the change
As Gandhi said:
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Here in New Zealand we have what is called:
100 Days, 100 Dollars.
It's a chance to not only raise funds to help out some kids in Nairobi, Africa but also raise awareness. And it starts TODAY!
Yes - education is everything. Not only for these kids - but for us to grasp the reality that faces these children every day.
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to live in a tin shack. To have to scrounge for scraps to eat. And to not just have the opportunity to pick up a book and read of everything that is out there.
I'm the person who gets grumpy because I get stuck in traffic. It doesn't matter that I'm stuck in my lovely new car, which has a tank full of gas, a stereo which allows me to listen to beautiful music. All of this I've been fortunate enough to purchase because I have a job.
A job that I was able to get because I was provided with an education. One that allowed me to learn about the world, the places that I want to see, the people that I would love to meet, and provided me with the skills that I use every day in my job.
I take all of this for granted.... while on the other side of the world there are kids who smile, and laugh when they have so little.
What am I willing to do?
How am I going to change?
~ Be the change that you want to see in the world. ~