DoinGood…with a passion


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! , DoGooders! I hope that, with the city thawing out from Southern Snowpocalypse 2011 and ample volunteer opportunities all around Atlanta, that you took advantage of a chance to make a difference today. Unfortunately I was among those who were stuck in the office (the company I work for doesn’t observe). But I did take pause for a while today, on this 25th anniversary of the MLK Day holiday, to let this thought flow over me:

I, as a black woman, have the right to learn, eat, drink, go to the restroom, and live wherever my heart desires without discrimination – by law. And this is reality due to the passion of people like Dr. King. People who focused their energies on a cause in which they so passionately believed. Dr. King didn’t have a ton of money or magic powers. He wasn’t the most outstanding student in school or the most physically intimidating guy in stature. He was a man who genuinely believed in equality enough to rally those around him into action!

So on this day, where millions of people honored Dr. King’s legacy by doing good, I challenge you: What challenges facing us today rev your engine? Be it equality, educating future generations, or protecting the environment, know that by standing up and getting involved, you can make a difference. It doesn’t take a lot of time to make a small difference. And all of our small differences could add up to make a big change. Get out there and DoGood for a cause you really care about. Still trying to figure out what causes you care about? Try out a few of the different volunteer experiences I post about on Twitter. You may be surprised what kind of experiences spark your passion.


One Response to “DoinGood…with a passion”

  1. Thank you for such inspiring words. I’ve just moved back to Atlanta after being away for a number of years and have been wanting to get back into some kind of volunteer work…your advice of “just do it”, try a few and go from there, is excellent advice – which I will take. Thanks for the motivation!

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