Often, we see pictures or hear statistics that boggle the mind. We live in a world where more than 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. So many tens of thousands of kids die every day because they don’t have enough food or clean water. What are we supposed to do with that?
We live in a world where more than 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. What are we supposed to do with that?
After a while, these statistics and pictures start having the opposite effect of their original intent in motivating us to do something. We’ve been there — it’s easy to think about these problems as too big or someone else’s problem or too far away. Or maybe we feel powerless to change anything — even guilty for our own fortunate circumstances. It may lead us to put up a wall that prevents us from caring or thinking about what we can do.
But then we saw these “statistics” face to face in Africa, Haiti, and Asia. We knew their name. We got to see their life. We could feel a parent’s anguish when their kids were sick. We were flabbergasted at how hard they worked in return for so little. We felt how deeply joyful they were just from being around their family, yet we saw hope drain out of even the smallest of children.
We were inspired by how much strength they garnered from having one another, and how beautifully they relied on one another. We went from feeling guilty and complacent about our own circumstances to seeing our background, skills, and resources as blessings to share for the benefit of others. We are so grateful and humbled for the gift we’ve been given, and Movement121™ is our passion to do our part.
We believe we can change the world. Do you? The best change is one that lasts – it sustains on its own. What is sustainable change?