No apocalypse, new beginning

I am just getting sick of hearing people complain about this and that. My parents, especially my father, is furious about how the United States Government is run these days. I hear a lot about that and unhealthy foods and gun rights, etc. etc. etc.

Well? Are we all just going to sit on our possibly fat arses and just blow hot air?

When I came home for Christmas this year, I wanted s break from the stresses of normal day to day life. Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy the company of friends, pets and relatives. Some if this I accomplished, but the overall tone was aggravation over work, bosses, the country and the state of the world and the state of the human race. I felt so depressed listening to them that all the emotions inside me boiled up into anger.

We are not prisoners, slaves, invalids or idiots. So if we hate the way something is going, why do we not do something to change it?

Can we not rally, write letters, or petition for something… Change takes time, but it all has to start somewhere, and you never know when the pinnacle moment/action will happen. It might just be when you decide to act!

And even if you don’t know what to do yourself, you feel helpless or without resources, give to those who are trying to make a difference. There are plenty of reputable charities out there – donate or volunteer. Every little bit counts! The Mayans were wrong (well, at least those who interpreted their calendar were!) and we are heading into a new year. So what are you going to do in 2013?

As for me, well I already give to charity and order gifts from sites that give back i.e. GreaterGood Network and I have found some things about America I would like to see change for the better, so I looked into it and figure I can at least start with a letter to President Obama.

It is true that there is a lot of things wrong in this world, from small things like lazy irritating bosses and poorly trained animals or children, to genocide and human trafficking. There are some things that we may not be able to change, but we can try. I want to change many things for the better and with a little time, effort and thought I really feel I can do some good. I am going to stop complaining and start acting.

As Sheldon Mopes/Smoochy said in one of my all time favourite films

You can’t change the world, but you can make a dent.

– Death to Smoochy (2002)