Now, tell me...
What's your dream?
"DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS; ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE; ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT." ~ MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Happy MLK day guys!!! In honor of the great Martin Luther King, Jr., I decided today was a perfect day to get on here and blog. In 1963, MLK had a dream for a better future. In his famous speech he said, " http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream2.htm. Just like MLK himself, I have a dream too. I have a dream that one day, not only this nation, but every nation in our world will come together as one people accepting our differences and embracing our similarities. I have a dream that one day we will stop killing each other off as we compete for evils such as power, money, and control. I have a dream that one day peace will overcome war. I have a dream that one day we will all live in a world less consumed with greed and more focused on giving. I have a dream that one day every child in this world will no longer live in fear and will safely be able to play outside. I have a dream that one day no animal will be hurt or endangered. I have a dream that one day every disease will be cured. I have a dream that one day we will all learn to carry one another rather than destroy each other. Thank you Mr. King for your inspiration. I hope we all may continue your legacy of changing this world into a better place.
Now, tell me...
What's your dream?
Hello everyone. 2011 is officially here and I can feel that more then ever now! I am currently watching "Haiti Festival of Hope" at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/haitilive/. You should be too! They are broadcasting live different events from the hosts talking, to performances, to speeches, to previously recorded videos of important figures, and more. It's very eye-opening stuff. I definitely recommend checking it out. It's very inspiring to see Haiti up close and live, definitely more revealing than just reading about it in the news. If you miss the live broadcasting, you can check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/SamaritansPurse. They have some really neat photos on there too of the children in Haiti opening their donated gifts. It's not often that you get to see the looks on less-fortunate kids' faces when they are given something. I confess that I was nearly brought to tears. As far as more inspirations, the other day I watched a show on ABC called "What Would You Do?" It features real people encountering sticky situations and shows how they respond. Very, very interesting show. Check it out when you can. For more information, visit their official website: http://abcnews.go.com/WhatWouldYouDo/. It's insightful to see if strangers do the right thing or walk away. What would you do?
Happy New Years everybody and welcome to Project Change the World. My name is SQ and I'm personally so glad you decided to stop by and take a look! I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen so far. If you haven't had a chance to read the "About Us" section yet, let me give you a brief overview of what we're doing. But first, some statistics- Fact: "Every 10 seconds, a child dies of hunger (http://www.wfp.org/)." Fact: "Nearly 1 BILLION people don't have access to clean drinking water (http://www.charitywater.org/)." Poverty, animal rights, child abuse, education, global warming, homelessness, disease, genocide, world hunger, natural disasters, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, health care, discrimination, tobacco use, bullying, violence, addictions, money, women's rights, dirty water... The list of needs never seems to end. But there is a way to fix all the problems with the world today. It just so happens to involve you actually. That's right; you can make a difference. But "how?" you ask. Simple. All you have to do is reach out a hand to someone that needs help rising to their feet again. You can donate, volunteer, and help a stranger. Support a charity that seems to strike a chord with you. Donate money, food, clothing, and other items to them or simply donate your time to help out with fundraisers and campaigns. Volunteer to read books to children or be a big brother or sister (http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx), be supportive of friends and family, write letters to politicians, give a positive and encouraging speech to youth, support the arts, recycle, put yourself in someone else's shoes before you judge them, adopt a pet from the pound, help pack meals to send to third world countries, and always wear a smile. These are just a few of the ways you can make the world a better place. For more ideas and suggestions, check out our "Change" page at /change.html. The world won't change over night of course but it's all these small things that will add up that can make a true impact. So join our movement to help out in any way that you can contribute. Visit our message boards to meet like-minded individuals who believe that kindness can make a difference. Discuss what you're doing to help. Talk about issues that matter to you. Or go out and knock some things off our "List of Recommended Ways to Change the World" list or tell us what we should add to it. Spread the word of what we're doing. We are trying to save people, animals, and the environment. Tell everyone you know about this movement and encourage them to get involved. Come out and support our events. We can't do this alone. We're all human beings and therefore, we're all connected from the homeless to the billionaires. We're in it together. You don't have to be rich or have a high school diploma to change the world. All you need is the heart and the knowledge that this is our world. Not my world or your world. After all, the biggest problem with the world today is not poverty, crime, or even hate but rather indifference, knowing and not doing anything about it. What if you were that person who needed someone's help but everyone acted as if they could not see you? Let's make sure that no one is invisible to us. Let's unite now and change the future of our world, together and forever...