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.

Reality check.


What am I willing to do?

How am I going to change?

~ Be the change that you want to see in the world. ~

Be encouraged!


mreddie said...

Well said and thanks for the challenge! ec

Using up the words.... said...

Mr Ed,
Thanks. :)
Hope you enjoy the challenge.... the journey that is life.
Isn't it wonderful!