Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Spread the word!

Today is a special day: Not only it is the summer or winter solstice (depending on your hemisphere), but today's entry is the 200th post on "So what can I do!"

In just over nine months, I've published well over 200 suggestions you can use to make a positive difference in our world! We all know that it takes collective work (ujima) to make the kinds of substantive changes we're talking about: societal justice, peace, lived ethics, access to education, better mental, physical, and spiritual health, and more. Such changes are indeed possible, but no single person can do the job alone. So in honor of this 200th post, I make two requests:

* Spread the word about numerous ways each individual can make a difference. Tell someone about actions you've taken. Click the envelope below to forward a favorite post to a friend, relative or colleague. Post a link to your favorite post on your blog or website. Encourage others to consider and act upon the suggestion on this site. Given the variety of topics covered, I am certain you can find an item of interest. Let at least one person know about the small steps she or he can take to make our world a better place. "So what can I do" averages 81 visits per day. With 200 and more visitors per day (many of whom will take action), we'll be that much closer to enacting the progressive changes that will serve us all.

* Post a comment in response to one (or more) of the 200 posts. Feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions, or requests. Many of the post topics have come from reader comments, so please continue to contribute.

Thank you so much to all the regular readers and commenters. Thanks also to those of you who have written about or linked to "So what can I do." Your efforts to spread the word contribute directly to societal improvement efforts. Peace and blessings to you all.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead


Richard said...

I just want to say thank you to you for taking the time to remind us that change is only really made with small steps of individual action.

Steve said...

Thanks to you for all you do. Keep it up!

Car Gal said...

Great Job!

Aj Schwanz said...

Thanks for all that you do! Your hard work and passion for helping others make a difference is such a fantastic example to others. Thanks for living out what you talk about.

DatFuule said...

My daily handful of hope. You remind me that while we may all know remarkable people, we should want to be people who make others remarkable. I've tried to do at least one suggestion each week!

Karama said...

Thanks for your support, Richard, Steve, CarGal, AJ and DF! It's nice to know that there are folks out ther who find this useful.

Peace and blessings to you all.

Anonymous said...

Great site! It matters. I am trying to spread the word about an organization who rebuilds the lives of our severely wounded veterans. It's called Homes for Our Troops and the website is

They seriously need donations of money, professional labor in all areas of the building industry, and building material donations. They also take donations of buildable lots of land to put the veteran's homes on.

Homes for Our Troops builds or remodels homes for handicap accessability for our veterans who have been severely wounded in recent wars and does this all at very little or NO COST to the veteran.

Please check out their website and see what projects they have going and what they need in terms of donations.

Thanks for reading this post!