Friday, February 4

Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody in here?

Ok, it is challenge time. I really want to know what you all are thinking. What is on your minds? Do you feel confident that the McNair program will be a positive force in your lives? Do you feel overwhelmed? What can we do to help? The challenge is this. Please consider posting on our blog and share your experiences. Lynn wants me to post on our blog weekly but I am wondering if anyone reads these heartfelt words. Let me know you are out there.

Since I am at a loss of what to say this week, and I am feeling like I might be shouting into a vacant abyss, I am going to leave you with the lyrics to a song that helped me at a time in my life when I felt all my efforts to make a difference in the world were for naught. In fact, there was a time that I was told that nothing I did to help others, no sacrifice I made, would change anything for anyone and I began to question whether my efforts were pointless. The world was the way it was and the actions of one person would do nothing to make it better.

The Change

One hand reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It's like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm
And I hear them saying you'll never change things
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me
This heart
Still believes
That love and mercy still exist
While all the hatreds rage and so many say
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
It's like trying to stop a fire
With the moisture from a kiss

And I hear them saying...

Ok, I know it is a country song, but I love most all music (rock, classical, r&b, some rap, Hindi, Salsa...) and if you close yourself off from a particular genre you can miss some really neat messages. The message of this song helped to renew my passion to make a difference tempered with the realization that the influence one individual has on any problem may be small, however, a passion to make a difference can prevent you from becoming part of the problem, or worse yet, ignorant of the problem.

1 comment:

  1. I'm listening :). What country song is this? Coming from the country, I do have an affinity for that type of music, but I don't think I've ever heard this one.


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