I'm part of the problem that faces our world today. I have a comfortable life. I'm basically nice to people I encounter. I haven't beat anyone up or taken anyone else's belongings. I don't even have road rage and am willing to stand in line at the post office and grocery store. But I am still part of the problem because I am part of the world. If I want a kinder world I need to be a kinder person. If I want to see change in my world I need to change myself.
I can listen to the news or look around my city and say, "Why are they acting this way?". But the truth is there is no they only us. I know there are hungry people in my immediate area but I also throw away enough food to feed one, maybe two, people. I am part of the problem because I can't figure out how to get that wasted food to someone in need. I use 2-3 slices of bread and the rest molds. But opened bread is not useable at a food bank. Can I change enough to find a way to share? Can I become part of the solution rather than just noticing there is a problem?
I intend to post a notice in my apartment complex and see what response I get. I thought of this so long ago but as always I didn't feel comfortable following through. Now I have voiced my thought and given it the power to move forward. I'll let you know how it works.