"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." ~ Christopher Reeves
On any given day, in any given country, Earths creatures are being treated unfairly, abused, or neglected. Humans and animals alike are dying needlessly. Many thrown aside and forgotten. Most of the deaths and inhumane treatments could be prevented. But there is not enough people to stand up for them. No one is there to help.
Why? Does anyone care? Do you care? Do you stand up for these lives? Have you taken a stand for a cause and said "No More!"? Have you done all you can?
There are so many causes to become involved with. There are tons of wonderful organizations to join or help. Sadly, most people around the world do little or nothing to help. Someone may donate a dollar at the store for a cause, but that's were it stops. Don't get me wrong, your dollar helps but there is so much more one could do.
There are people around the world who fight everyday of their lives for others. Be it traveling around the world or around their own town, they do everything they can for their cause. But the truth is, most people don't? They don't get involved with any cause. Even for a cause that might have effected them or their families. Why? Surely these people care, so why don't they get involved? I don't think there is one correct answer to this question.
"I am to busy!" "If I get involved, I have to except that the problem exist." It doesn't effect me, why should I help?" I don't have the money to feed myself, much less donate to someone else!" "How do I know the money I give really goes to the cause?" "Ho could anything I do actually help?"
These are just a few reasons I have heard out of peoples mouths. And I find them all, extremely sad! If you had a child who was dying, how would these answers make you feel? And I'm not even talking about curing cancer! It could be as simple as just blood, or bone marrow. You do know that people die simple from the lack of bone marrow donors, don't you. They don't even get a chance to fight their battle, they lose because no one was there to help. How about the animals, that have no voice, that are being neglected, abused, and killed. They have no clue what they have done to deserve this treatment. They endure pain and suffering, because no one would stand up to be their voice.
I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty. I'm not trying to push anyone into any certain cause. I just want you to care. I want you to get involved. I want you to stand for something! Pick a cause! There has to be something out there that you are passionate about. More times then not, there are probably of number of issues that you find meaningful. Do some research! Make a stand!
This Blog is about our family and our causes. We are involved with a number of causes, all on different levels. Some of the cause we donate money and our time to support. Some are causes that we just spread awareness about. But all are important. No cause is more important then another. That is something to remember. If someone does not agree with your cause (and trust me there are plenty out there), don't take it personal. Some people just might not get it, or they see things different then you. I have ran into many people who just don't understand why we care so much about Dolphins, whales, and sharks, when there are kids going to bed at night hungry. All I can do is explain to them why they are important and then let them know that there are many causes out there and all are important. Remember just because you see someone speaking out on one cause, doesn't mean they don't care about others.
What is your cause? What do you stand for? What are you doing about it?