Small change makes a big difference

January 9, 2009

As a journalist and a visual artist, I believe in the power of narrative, in the power of the stories we tell each other and ourselves. Stories have the power to connect us, heal us and uplift us.

So I’m not listening to the stories–in the news or on the streets–that harbinger doom and disaster, that foment fear. I am listening to and telling stories of hope and gratitude for all that 2009 brings.

I believe it’s possible to make a big difference in a person’s life with the simplest gestures. By making small changes in our daily routines, we can save a bit of money and donate it to a worthy cause. Donate to Isis Initiative, Inc.

For example, for $5, instead of buying a latte, you could help quench a young woman’s thirst for knowledge. Instead of spending $10 for a movie, you could help a woman write a new script for her life. Instead of spending $25 dining out, you could nourish a woman’s dreams.

Make that change. Once. Or once a month. Your small change will make a big difference.

And, naturally, if you want to give $100; $1,000; $10,000 or more, we will happily accept.

 

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”     — Mahatma GHANDI

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