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doing what you love WILL make a difference

Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: inspiration | 2 Comments »

how can the seemingly small things that I want to do be important at all in the face of so much turmoil in this world? tell me. how?

why should I bother writing or drawing, or trying to inspire people to be creative and feel good about themselves, when there is so much suffering due to earthquakes, flooding, wild fires, droughts, and even man made environmental pollution and destruction?

can my little efforts be that important? sometimes I have serious doubts. can it reach far enough to make any lasting positive change in this world? it all feels so insignificant. so small.

I care deeply about our earth and all of its inhabitants–people, animals, insects (yes, really), plants, trees… it almost seems selfish of me to do the little things I do, and NOT be out there fighting for some cause. we should all be doing that, shouldn’t we!? or should we?

ok, so maybe I’m really not ignoring anything. because it’s in doing what I do that I honor and give voice to the things that really matter (at least to me). right? even in small ways.

no, it IS my way of fighting. I want others to see my concerns so I draw and paint the pictures, and I write the little blog posts. I also want others to feel creative and be able to express themselves and let people see THEIR love for this world…so I try to inspire.

and as a good friend reminds me, everything is connected. one tiny movement can have far-reaching effects.

so now I feel better about my mission…and all the little things I do, knowing that somewhere along the line they just might make a positive difference in this world to someone, or something.


2 Comments on “doing what you love WILL make a difference”

  1. 1 Cheryl said at 3:24 am on July 19th, 2012:

    M,
    Thank you for this! It’s inspiring and reminds me that when I do my part to do what’s important to me – like creativity – my soul is satisfied and I’m in a better state to be sensitive to, responsive to others as well as to inspire, and in turn – be inspired! In that light…it’s our responsibility to be creative! It’s doing our part to establish world peace… one cell or area in the world at a time. As the song goes “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me…”. Thank you for sharing your revelations with us!… and inspiring us!

    Your insights also remind me of my Peace Mandala Insights: http://www.mandalaoasis.blogspot.com/2008/07/peace-blooming-out-all-over.html

  2. 2 M said at 5:12 pm on July 19th, 2012:

    Cheryl, thanks so much for your wonderful comment! Your thoughts are always encouraging and motivate me to just keep going, doing what I do. Thank you again!