Do Something in Our Small Way

Continuing my previous post, here is something I want to share...

It was last week when me and friends met to laugh and chat about anything concerning our life events where then we ended up in questioning "What is life?" from our point of views. There are many answers,
#1: "My scenario of life has been written, and we're the actor/actress of the scenario that we have to act the best we can be"
#2: "I see me as a puppet that some higher force taking control of me"
#3: "Life is.. up and down"
#4: "Life is.. when tears and cheers meet and blend onto each other"

On that conversation, we started to talk about the phenomena that we see and watch almost everyday...
the war in the middle east,
the corruption that never stop,
the twisted history that has been written,
politician with their hypocrisy and lies,...

and also those the ironic and unfair life that we meet almost everyday:
beggars in every road site,
homeless children,
physical disabled people that keep struggling to live their life

Until we then turned to ourselves, Us: doing nothing about it.. !!!
But, then, we kept saying:

~ "How can we help?" ~

"I don't believe any organization that already interrupted by their hidden agendas"

"If we give money to them (e.g: beggars), then we only help them for some short time. Not to mention that they all ARE managed by someone who used them to gain moneys"

~ You know, perhaps that excuses are true, but those were ended by this story:
It was after Sunday services when they saw a lady selling her cakes.
One of them wanted to buy, so they called the lady. And beyond their belief, the price was so expensive for the cake. But it was too late, they decided to buy it instead.
The one that wanted to buy at the first place said, "Why is it so expensive? Ohhhh, I doubt that lady really needs the money!", angrily of feeling disappointed and being used of her generosity.
And the other replied, "Hey, why upset? We just wanted to help, but if our intend is being used, then it is beyond us."

I think that story answers any excuses.

"But if someone wants to do something good, they just can.
They don’t really need to worry about all that other stuff.”
~ Michael Jackson ~

Then, suddenly the cafe played "Man in The Mirror"....
- long silence, as we realized the sign of approval from above-

♫ I'm starting with the man in the mirror

I'm asking him to change his ways

And no message could have been any clearer

If you wanna make the world a better place

Take a look at yourself and then make a change

and if there's any excuse that may come up later,
then we should realize that the main problem is within us,
the problem is... us!

Last Friday was the Earth day, that coincidentally also Good Friday -
Team It's All For Love-blog posted a very touching story that I want to quote the bible when
Jesus said, "Anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me."
(Matthew 25: 40)

Have we done anything for HIM?

And what have we done to make this world a better place for living?
I simplified the question: What have you done to yourself to make a better person?
Is it enough just to talk about it?
Is it enough just to make plan?
and what is our concrete action?

"We are all doing too much sitting back, and reading and watching TV
saying how awful it is and NOT actually doing something about it."
~ Michael Jackson ~

Remember this song....

Maybe you and I can't do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today
In our small way...