In July 2011 I was checking my emails when I found an update about Blogblast for Peace 2011:
I have a challenge for you! We say we want peace? Let's put some substance to this movement. What are the reasons you blog for peace? How many reasons can we find?
My brain went blank - I couldn't think of one response, let alone a hundred! I sat for a while, feeling more and more despondent at my utter lack of bright new reasons why we need Peace.
Eventually I gave up trying.
I moved on to my next email thinking, "What's the point? Can one unknown everyday person really make a difference and change the world?"
I opened my next email, feeling tired and a bit depressed. It was a daily message from: bravegirlsclub.com
Dear Persistent Girl,
There really is something you were born to do. Just you. There is a plan for your life, there is a mission you were created to accomplish, and there is a life that is meant JUST for you.
You were not born randomly. You were not an accident, and you are not a number.Keep holding on. Stay with it. Have patience and keep listening to your heart.
My very next email was a petition request. It got me thinking... a petition isn't about one important/powerful person making a difference - it's about lots of everyday "little people" working together to make a BIG difference.
There really is something you were born to do. Just you.
You can't bail a flood with a thimble, but what if you got everyone to help you?
Have patience and keep listening to your heart.
What if we bailed with a billion thimbles?
Keep holding on. Stay with it.
These are my thimblefuls... I hope they make you think.