Ever feel like you want to make a difference but don't even know where to start"
Have you ever really felt passionately about a cause whether saving the baby seals, getting more funding for a particular group or just making someone aware of an issue dear to your heart?
Does something ignite a passion in you but you don't know where to begin networking to help it grow into something more?
Ever hear of CHANGE.org? There is a place on the site to begin a petition to make an impact about a cause or circumstance you feel moved by. A recent petition helped stop an execution of a young man who killed his abusers. Another rallied supporters to petition for a woman moderator of the Presidential Debates and won! You can search the petition base to see if there are any areas you feel led to support or add one of your own to seek support for something you are particularly passionate about.
|English: Signature of Susan B. Anthony on 1865 petition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
This is just one way, you can do something small but to a large outreach. Take your petition to other social sites and ask others to support it. You don't have to be the one with all the skills and expertise to bring about change, you just have to start the ball rolling with your signature.
Stop saying there is nothing you can do about something that has been pulling at your heartstrings. Stop looking in the mirror and continuing to tell yourself you can't make a difference.
Stop feeling minimized by what seems to be a huge mountain and remember whatever the issue, however big the problem, however large the stakes, God is bigger than any of it!
You can choose to wonder what you can do or you can effect change by beginning to raise the level of awareness to others, simply by creating a petition and encouraging others to support it. You might get a signature or perhaps several thousand and possibly you might save a life, change a perspective, get a law passed, make the world a better place.
It's not about whether you want a stop sign at the end of your street or a bill to stop human trafficking...it's about the power of beginning.
I challenge you to work with others on developing a petition to effect change. Yes, you CAN make a difference. You know there is something you want others to be aware of, so jump in that big pond because no matter how small that splash remember that someone has to go first and if I really support your cause, I might sign it as well!