How am I changing the world?
I’m not specifically doing anything to change the world, but neither am I contributing toward the detriment of the world. I’m not a social activist. I’m not passionate about any causes. I don’t volunteer.
But I am a conscientious citizen, neighbor, and friend. I feed/take care of feral and abandoned cats. I take in elderly dogs and see them through to the end of their lives. I donate money toward situations and circumstances worthy of support, especially when it happens within my community, such as:
- house fire that leaves a family homeless
- EMS (Emergency Medical Services) fundraisers
- families dealing with expenses of traveling five hours one way to a hospital
- children in need of eyeglasses, shoes, etc.
Within reason, I recycle and repurpose instead of throwing away in the dumpster. I conserve on water usage (indoor and outdoor). I’m conservative regarding heating and cooling my house.
I’m a generous and caring mom, grandma, and spouse. I give love and time to my family. I hope my grandkids will learn/have learned from my example.
If any of those things constitute a way that I’m changing the world, then Yay! for me. If not, the best I can say is I’m doing no harm to the world.
Maybe doing no harm is change enough.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time
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