Why We Fail to Act
Are we all so busy? Or do we simply not care enough to do what is inconvenient? I'm the first to concede that I have a lot going on in my life. Still, this past week alone, I've found time to go to work, the dentist, run a few miles, read, write, do school work, and go out to dinner on 3 different occasions. What I failed to prioritize? Attending a community service event I was invited to (a pro literacy event by the way) or take time to even notice that THIRTY FOUR girls from Washington, DC are missing.
After the election I vowed to be more of an activist politically, in my community, and for situations that are important to me. Since that declaration, I've received so many invitations to serve others (hello law of attraction!) and I have not. shown. up. I'm bothered with myself. I am going to start acting on these opportunities. First up, a friend from college invited me to a career day at a school to speak and then to meet with several young ladies to mentor. Uplifting and connecting with young ladies is so motivating for me. Girl power is contagious and amazing.
Still, I'm annoyed that I don't take action quicker. All day long there are causes and situations that require very little of me to act, give money, say something, or do something and I don't all in the name of being busy. Then the guilt sticks with me. Am I alone in feeling like this? I don't think so . Recently, I saw a commercial from State Farm insurance that perfectly captures how I feel:
Are you finding time to give back and serve others? If so, how? Or are you more like me, struggling to commit? If so, what are you going to do about it?