There are many things in life beyond our ability to control. All you have to do is read, watch or listen to the news and you will get exposed to a litany of troubling issues confronting the world. In addition, even our local media regularly highlights things that are broken in our communities. It can feel a bit overwhelming at times. The key is not to get too upset or distracted by what you cannot control. There are four areas where we can realistically and proactively make a difference: political involvement, volunteering for a nonprofit, business leadership, and your home life.
There is no shortage of people who are unhappy with our government or political process these days, but very few of us actually do anything about it. It is much easier to complain and assume that one particular party has all the answers or not. In addition, instead of actually doing some research and using fact based arguments, we prefer to have strong opinions based on the rhetoric and propaganda of ill informed media personalities.
Every one of us has a strength or talent we can share. While fundraising is often necessary, volunteering is just as important. Time is a precious resource we all equally share. Just because you may not be able to make a big donation, it doesn’t mean your efforts aren’t needed or appreciated.