Being involved in humanitarian efforts is a passion I share with many people around the world. Finding my voice was not difficult. There are so many things I am passionate about. I could write for hours about different causes I believe in. If I had the ability, I would travel the world trying to help as many people as I could. Although I may not have the time to do all of that, I do have the time each day, to go through the Care2 website and participate as well as educate myself about the many things happening in this world and the amazing people involved in making a positive change.
A few months ago, I was asked if I saw something in the news. My response was simple. I said no. “Really” my friend asked. Again, my response was one word, “no”. I don’t watch the news. It depresses me too much. Try this tonight. Watch a full hour of the news. In front of you, have a piece of paper with two columns. The first, positive stories. The second, negative stories. Mark up that piece of paper with the amount of positive vs. negative stories you hear. Then, take a moment to reflect on how you felt while watching it. I will guarantee you feel a little stressed or possibly depressed the moment it is over… unless you are a sadist of some sort that is. I guess when people speak of “what is newsworthy,” the answer is apparent after one sitting of watching the news… It is rarely rainbows and butterflies…
Here is another thought… a lot of good is done in our world. Many people do amazing things every day! So, why on earth are they not making it to the news? Think of a rumor… negative rumors spread a lot faster than positive ones. For some reason, everyone wants to talk about the bad, assuming that would be newsworthy… either that, or again, they are sadists… that word seems to be on the tip of my tongue today… So, the same goes for the news. Bad news spreads faster than good news. Rather than talking about the bad, why not spread the word about the good? Email the news stations when your neighbor does something positive. Call them! Spread the word to the masses. Nothing is newsworthy if nobody knows about it.
This brings me back to Care2 and how I found it. It’s true, I do not like to watch the news. Fortunately, I like to read. Having the ability to pick and choose what I read is great. My web surfing and love of reading led me to Care2′s website. Care2 is all about different humanitarian efforts going on in the world. They cover non-profits and individuals looking to make a difference. The site doesn’t ever ask you for money. Rather, it educates the reader and allows you to participate with very little effort. Efforts can be as simple as signing a petition like the one I have on the side bar of my home page. It really is that simple. Take a moment and sign. Better yet, check out their website. You will be amazed at the amount of remarkable individuals making a difference right now. You can also check out the article they recently posted about me by clicking this link!