“Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.” These words by Roald Dahl resonated with me today. The bigger picture that I had been pondering was “Finding Your Why”, which hasn’t been a difficult discovery for me. I want to make a difference. That’s my why. It sounds so ordinary. So “it’s been done before”, but I think that’s okay. In fact, I wish it was overdone. I wish so many people wanted to make a difference that there was little left to fix. But, alas, I digress as that’s not our current state of affairs.
When looking for a quote to include with this blog post, I stumbled (via Google, of course) across this one. And this is exactly what I needed to hear tonight. That buried deep inside of me is the ability to make that difference. And there is the disconnect. Many of us want to make a difference. Of course we do. We aren’t blind to the struggles of others around us, whether it’s by people, animals or our planet. We see those struggles, and we want to fix them. To heal. To make things better.
But, how? Some problems we see aren’t fixed easily. Some are worldwide epidemics. Some are things we have no control over. And some are so bad that we just don’t know where to start.
When I started The Giving Back Society, I wanted to bridge that gap between what feels unfixable to the place where we can actually help. What I realized is that these problems that are so daunting, so overwhelming, feel too big to tackle, but that’s only because we were trying to tackle them alone. Even the smallest tasks can seem paralyzing when you’re trying to accomplish them by yourself. But, what if I was standing by your side? How would that change your perspective? I personally know that if you were to lend a hand, the things that once seemed completely impossible would seem a tiny bit less. And then add your friends and mine. Easier and easier, right?
Togetherness. That’s the answer to all of these issues. And so my journey from figuring out ‘my why’, turned into figuring our ‘our how’. Baby steps. Together. That’s how we can fix these problems. Because inside each of us is the power to change the world. We just need to hold hands on the journey to accomplishing that. I’m ready. Are you there with me?