This week’s prompt…make it happen, Kara:
If you had unlimited resources, what political or social issue, or area of scientific or medical exploration would you fund? Do you have a cause that is dear and near to your heart that you’d put your time, energy, and money into if you had the means? Tell us about it, along with a bit of background explaining where you’re coming from. Source
Curiosity? Kindness? Simple pleasures? Are any or all of those social issues? Because they are the social issues I hold most dear to my heart, if they are, in fact, social issues.
Can we make them social issues? I think we should. They affect us all…socially…so perhaps they are social…issues. Sure.
I would pour my heart into it. My soul. My everything.
There would be grants, scholarships, big huge checks (in actual size, not necessarily in monetary value) like people only ever really win in my dreams. A random acts of kindness grant with which the recipient could buy coffees all around, pick up a check while out to lunch some day, bring someone a bouquet of flowers just because, deliver a box of chocolates. A curiousity scholarship with which to travel the country, the world, the next town over. Explore, learn, be curious. It’s the most selfish of simple pleasures. Learning for the sake of learning. Seeing things in a new way…and having a scholarship with which to do so! Oh gosh it would be glorious.
How do I make it happen? Can you imagine it? What fun we could have. It might sound trite, but let’s be real, happy people make other happy people, and if the world was full of more happy people, perhaps we would have less of the heavy, dark, tiresome, real social issues to contend with? Or at least the social issues would be…happier. Is it too optimistic? Too much to ask? I don’t think so.
So let’s do it. Explore somewhere new. Buy a friend, a stranger, ourself a cup of coffee. Purchase a bouquet, grow a bouquet, deliver some cheer. Be the kindness…be the social issue. Deal with our issues. Wait…what? Where did this become about our issues?
Back at it…back on the random act of kindness train. Do something about it, be the change, make something happen. Have faith in yourself, your beliefs, your ideas, you.
Make something happen. Do it, you won’t regret it. No, not one bit.
Now who wants a coffee? This one’s on me (really – who wants one? I’m buying).