Now that the elections are over, they’re not really over. The results seem to have put a huge divide in America. From both sides! This isn’t a political post . . . and I won’t allow comments on politics. My point here is that if you are happy with the results, you should volunteer with the groups that support what makes you happy. If you’re not happy with the results, volunteer with the groups that support what you wish had happened or what you think will make a difference.
In other words, BE. THE. CHANGE. You cannot sit on your ass and complain about the way things are or how you wish they were. Get off your butt and BE. THE. CHANGE. Join a group with what matters most to you as their focus. You don’t have to live there, you just need to spend enough time to make a difference. BE. THE. CHANGE.
Just do something. Activism is what has made this country great. If our forefathers had just sat back and complained, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have now. As I’ve said before, the high you get from volunteering is totally worth the time you take away from Facebook stalking or Netflix bingewatching.
Do you care most about women’s rights? There are hundreds of organizations dedicated to human rights. Are you interested in gay rights? Again there are all kinds of organizations dedicated to gay rights. Are you worried about the homeless or the hungry? There are food banks or shelters or food lines all looking for volunteers. Are you interested in a specific political party? They all need help too. Find the issue that really touches your heart and BE. THE. CHANGE. Anything you can do will make a difference. It may not be something that changes the world right now, but it will have a ripple effect. The difference that you make will entice others to make a difference which will entice others which will entice others. Just like the old shampoo commercial (I am 60 so I remember this!) where they tell two people and they tell two people and so on and so on. It just takes one ripple to make a difference. BE. THE. CHANGE.