“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
They don’t have the power of money or celebrity to back them up. Nor do they receive any payment or compensation for what they do. Self-gratification is not their ulterior motive.
They are simply ordinary people who do extraordinary things… to help others − for no other reason than love and respect for humanity.
These are the people who…
… save their leftover food from their restaurant meal, so they may give it to the person standing outside… that hungry person who’s seen better times but who, for one reason or another, finds himself down and out.
… volunteer their time to work in community outreach programs.
… make daily visits to elderly neighbors who live alone, just to make sure that they are okay and to give them a little caregiving and companionship.
… regularly help out at the food banks and missions.
… notice that an exhausted single mother, trying to do it all, may need a little assistance with carpooling, babysitting, or a few ready-made meals that she can freeze and reheat later.
… sense that a friend may be going through hard times, and invite him/her over for dinner each week.
… teach their children kindness and empathy towards others.
The list is endless.
These are the people who, although not labeled as “activists”, are quietly making a difference in the lives of others.
One person at a time.
From Aug 14-Sept 7, purchase a copy of Casualties of the (Recession) Depression, and for every $20 book purchased directly from my website, I will be donating $5 from the proceeds of each book sale to either: Feeding America (US), Action Against Hunger (Canada), or The World Food Programme (Global). The purchaser chooses one of the three.
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