Who am I to be Somebody?

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that; then I realised that I am somebody.”  Anon

Does this strike a chord with you? There are certainly times when I have at least thought this comment, but haven’t felt strongly enough about the situation to move past the excuses why I’m not taking action. We read something that feels bad in a newspaper, see a news report on TV, or witness something more close to home. We wonder why nobody is doing anything about it.

Sometimes the thought, “What could I do,” gets in our way because we don’t have a strong enough why. Our life is getting by the way it is and we don’t want to volunteer for this new ‘cause’ to come between us and our family. We already feel that life is stressful enough. We haven’t got the time or energy. We don’t have the contacts to make the necessary changes. How could I make a difference? This is why it is usually the ‘someone’ who has lost a loved one, or feels very strongly that they are the one to lead the battle. Have you had a time when you have been the ‘somebody’ to start making the changes happen?

I just looked up as I was typing and saw a quote that I have in front of me. “Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.”  So think of this the next time you wonder why someone else hasn’t done something about the situation you are concerned about, and feel the satisfaction of being the somebody who has taken action!

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