Ghandi said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". Speaking out and helping others, not turning the other cheek on atrocities, is unusual. After all, how did we get this far? Sometimes it is easier to keep ignoring things and maintain status quo, as opposed to reeducating ourselves. Each of us has a unique perspective, angle and voice. We have a duty to speak from that truth, which may be unpopular at first.
Lifestyle can make you an activist. Growing your own foods, choosing locally run businesses rather than large corporations. "Opting out" of the full body RAPISCAN at the airport. There are many small changes you can make. Even selecting the companies from whom you purchase your goods is quite political. It may be your greatest power. By speaking up and bringing awareness to causes, we help to educate each other and ourselves. We discover what is truly important. It even gives us the chance to face being unpopular, which is strengthening. It moves us past right and wrong towards what is intrinsically true. There are many sides, and they are all valid, but your voice must be counted. No one else can tell you what is true for you. See my below list of great organization and charities. Oh, and here's a station identification break:
When Jennifer Aniston was filming “Marley and Me”, I went to visit her, and she directed me in this skit that was designed to bring more awareness to the atrocities in Burma. Even though I was terrified at first, I felt so lucky to be able to participate, and it turned out to be really fun. The fact that it was to help others, got me out of my self and into action.
Here are some worthwhile charities and organizations. Put your humanity into action! Share some of your favorites organizations by responding below. Voice Yourself!!!