Friday, July 29, 2016

Do Something!

I was on my way to a party over the weekend and had my two sons in the car with me. I love listening to the radio whenever I am in the car, and often times you will find me singing along with the song. (Whether I know the words or sing in tune, lol).

Well, scanning through the stations, I came across a song. It is probably not new to many, but it is the first time I had heard this song. The lyrics of it are inspirational and motivational...

The song?

"DO SOMETHING!" by Matthew West


There are so many terrible things going on in the world. Pain, suffering, wars, terrorism, political debates, racism, religious persecution, people tearing one another down.

Each day I watch the news with a sickness in my stomach and a heaviness in my heart. Another stabbing; another bombing; another shooting; sex slaves being sold; men, women, children being tortured; innocents killed for political or religious reasons.

Many of us sit around complaining. We sit in our comfortable homes, behind computer screens, and attack one another for differences of opinion on many subjects. We do our best to have the last word in arguments. We are proud of ourselves when we make our point, never mind the person at the other end of the argument who was hurt by words that may have been said. Never mind that they have a personal reason for feeling the way they do, and you know nothing about their reasons. 

No matter your religion, if you have one or not.

No matter your political association.

No matter your country.

No matter your wealth, or absence of it.

No matter what side of a debate you are on... at the end of the day we are all human beings. We all live on this planet. We all use its resources.

We can sit back and ask, "If there was a God, why does He allow this?..."

Or, we say, "There is no God. You are all doing this to yourselves..."

We can ask all the questions, make all the statements we want, but at the end of the day this is our world. And we could all put our words, our actions to better use than these fights and arguments.

We could do so many great things. We, as a human race, are so much greater than the negativity that has been reported daily on the news.

There needs to come a time when we stop complaining; we stop making excuses and stop pointing the finger; a time when we decide we are going to DO SOMETHING.

So, I share this with you, not for any religious purpose, no other agenda other than to help stress my point that there are many things in this world that are more important than pen names, number of friends, or political associations...

I challenge each of you to get out there and do something! Each and every action, small or great, can make an impact on another person. Make your words, your actions count for something great.