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A Note From Deb

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In so many ways, our world today seems messed up.  We all have something that we wish we could change about the world. I'm sure you hear the saying all the time: "Be the change that you want to see." But for some of us, that seems impossible! For instance, I wish there was no more animal cruelty in the world and every single dog and cat had a happy, loving home. But guess what? That shit ain't going to happen overnight! So what do I do? I do my best. I do my best by supporting local animal welfare charities, fostering animals when I can, buying cruelty-free products, and boycotting things like the circus. "But that's just a drop in the bucket!" I can hear you say. And yes, you're correct. But that bucket will one day be filled up by drops. So my point is, do what you can. Do the best that you can to be the change you want to see. You can't do it all, but there's always a place to start.

Take this guy. A high schooler who was once an ostracized new kid, in a new school, in a new country. Once he found his place, and was popular and "fit in", he decided to make sure that in his school, no other new kids or loners, would ever have to feel the sadness that he had felt all those years ago, eating alone at lunchtime. This doesn't stop all the bullying in schools, all the racism in the world, or all the loneliness we feel from time to time, but it puts a drop in the bucket of kindness... Actually, lots and lots of drops.

So please take a sec to watch this incredible video of this outstanding young man, maybe take a few minutes to think about what you'd like to change, and then go and see if you can add a few drops of your own to the bucket...

 

 

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