Now more than ever, the world needs us to come together and be the change.
What would the world look like if we all made a difference in our own way? If we each took a little extra time to commit to a cause that's important to us.
We all have causes that weigh heavy on our hearts. But heavy hearts arn't enough. I know that it can seem overwhelming to jump into activism and humanitarian work, and the truth is that sometimes it can be overwhelming and challenging. But it doesn't have to be that way.
You can take small steps to make a change.
Volunteer at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving, mentor a kid in your community who can't afford to pay for a tutor, research that charity before you donate to them... CARE. Don't just do the minimum and think that you're making a difference. Put your heart in it.
Yes, it may make you more susceptible to feeling all the feelings including despair, sadness, and painful empathy, but it will also enrich your life, bring you closer to our shared humanity, and help you become invested in the world. You're investing in the future of life.
Small steps are all you need to do that.