When you look at some of the issues facing our communities, it’s hard to imagine where you can start to make things better.
Hunger, homelessness, loneliness, education, health, and economic issues can often seem overwhelming, but there are always uplifting stories about people working to solve those community problems. Rarely do stories of these “do-gooders” grace the headlines, but these people are everywhere. They see a need, and they simply get to work.
You may have seen, heard, or participated in the creation of neighborhood gardens, backpack programs, and food and clothing drives where the intent is to leave things better than how you found them.
My sister-in-law, Linda Wallen, is an artist in Pittsburgh. She and teams of volunteers have installed mosaics all over the city to visually enhance formerly less-than-picturesque areas around the city. Linda wanted children to love art, so she started a project at the MuseumLab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. There, Linda is creating an eight-foot ceramic dragon covered with mosaic designs that will be placed outside of the Children’s Museum to welcome families for generations. While she works on this outstanding creation, families visit her daily to watch her progress and talk to her about her passion.
What do you see that needs support?
What would you like to do to make a difference?
What change do you want to be in someone’s life?
One person has incredible power.
This week, be the light, start a fire, get others to join in, and get going!