How can little old me help solve world hunger?
How can someone in suburban America help the orphan in the jungles of Africa?
The mission to help save the world--change the world one deed at a time seems daunting. Seems too big. Seems hopeless. Seems impossible.
You have a point. The statistics are grim. Take a look:
26,500 kids die DAILY from preventable diseases = that's over 9.5 million each year
Consider the boy and the STARFISH...
Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"
The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
"Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference!"
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one."
I MADE a difference for that one.
You and I can't save them all. We can't eradicate all the ills in the world. But we can be beacons of light in a dark place. We can be rays of sunshine amidst the clouds. We can make a difference one person at a time. We can choose how we live our lives NOW.