I could go on for hours about how ridiculous I think all the moaning, groaning, bitching, kvetching, whining and complaining that seems to be so many people’s “new normal” is these days, but don’t worry, I won’t.
Instead, I’d just like to make a suggestion: Stop complaining! Pick just one cause you care about and DO SOMETHING about it instead!
Get off your butts, folks! Do you think if you complain endlessly that somehow, by magic, you’re changing the world for the better? Ha! It’s more like you’re just driving your long-suffering friends, family members, and online contacts crazy with your negativity. The smart ones will block you. The masochists won’t, but do you really want a masochist to claim you as a friend? I mean, one likes you, what does that say about you?
My favorite cause is Operation Smile. That’s the wonderful organization that provides free, life-enhancing corrective surgery to impoverished children born with facial deformities all over the world. The children’s entire lives are transformed for the better. They go from being ridiculed outcasts to regular, adorable kids, all thanks to a quick medical procedure that changes their everything.
You can change a life with a surgery for $240.00, but if that’s above and beyond what you can give at the moment, you can also provide transportation for four families to get surgeries for their children for just $20.00. Don’t wait for some other entity to help the poor around the world. Get off your rumps. Step up to the plate.
Here’s Operation Smile’s website: www.operationsmile.org.
Be the change you wish to see in the world!