How often do you look at the world around you only to suffer a bout of extreme depression? It’s not quite how you imagined it would be when growing up, perhaps in a simpler time. Everywhere you look there are things that needn’t be, but how can you as one family, one person, really make a difference? Actually, there are amazing things you can do to make this a better world to live in. Consider some of the following.
Colour Your Home Green
We aren’t suggesting that you go to the local home improvement store for buckets of green paint. That would be extremely hilarious, ludicrous to say the least. However, are you a family that is part of the green effort? Do you observe the 3 Rs of Sustainability? Perhaps you can make a concerted effort to recycle more than those plastic bottles and newspapers you put in their separate bins. Instead of throwing away all those perfectly good dresses that don’t fit any longer, why not bring them to the local charity shop so they can be worn by someone who can’t afford a high-end dress? What a shame it would be to throw away a designer dress in the bin just because it no longer fits!
Open Your Home to Those in Need
Then there are all those children, right there in your community, who need a loving family just like yours. Some have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Others come from broken families who are down on their luck and homeless. Still others have lost their parents to sickness or death and have no living relatives to take them in. If you look at private fostering agencies like thefca.co.uk, you will see Amazing Things just how important these kids are in our communities. Fostering can fill that void in your heart that is there because of all the suffering you see around you.
Volunteer within Your Community
There is one other Amazing Things you might be able to do that would make a huge difference in your community. Why not volunteer at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter? Perhaps you could work with kids who need tutoring in order to pass this year’s classes. There is always something you can do in just a few spare hours a week that would do more than just meet the current needs around you. You could be a link in the “Pay It Forward” chain to bring others to an awareness like yours.
Bear in mind that needs are great but little things can make a huge difference in the lives of others. By focusing on sustainability, you are helping to build a better and healthier future for generations yet to come. However, By taking in kids who need the love you have to offer, you are easing their pain. By volunteering in your community, you are making life better, one person at a time. It really isn’t about how much you can do, but rather what you can do to make a difference – and make a difference you can.