I've been thinking a lot about things lately.
Some of those things have not been very seroius, like when I had to think about what to order from a restaurant.
Others have been quite a bit deeper than that.
Sometimes the things I think about make me wonder if I'm the only teenager who even cares to think about them.
And almost all the time, the deeper thoughts have been things that I wish I could do, or things that I spend hours wondering about in the back of my mind.
I wish I could take the children that aren't cared for, the ones who know no home, and show them the good in the world. Because there IS good in this world.
I wish I could go around the globe, and bring out that good. Banish some, if not all the pain.
I wish there were never words like hunger, starvation, torture, murder...
I wonder why people pay attention to what's going on THERE but don't see the hurt HERE.
I wonder why some people do things the way they do, because it just doesn't make sense and seems wrong to me.
I wish that no parent had to endure the pain of outliving their own child.
I wish that people kept their promises.
I'm sick of us looking over horrid things.
I'm sick of pointless wars.
I'm sick of lives being lost for things that could've been prevented.
I want to DO something. I'm tired of standing on the sidelines! Tired of being helpless! Tired of us younger people who have GOOD ideas not being heard.
But guess what?
I'm not a superhero.
I can't save everyone. I can't stop what we've already begun.
I can't make up for the mistakes of past generations.
Not by myself.
I CAN start something.
I CAN call out to my peers. I CAN tell them that we need to act now.
are the future.
WE CAN start something now. WE CAN start to end all the pain and the suffering.
The only questions are:
Do we care enough?
Am I alone in my opinions?
Will I actually try to do something?
Can I leave the confort of my role as a spectator?
Why am I even sharing this with you?
Okay, I can answer the last one.
I'm sharing my deepest thoughts with you because I'm tired of keeping them inside.
I needed to get this off my chest.
I'm not referencing to specific events, and I don't want you to think I'm some emotional freak who thinks she can save the world all by herself.
I need all the help I can get.
And I'm asking you where we can start.
And don't worry, I don't mind taking baby steps.
*Dear God, help me to light the way. YOUR way. Help me to make a difference in this world, a little at a time. Help me to bring out all the joy and beauty that we can't seem to find all the time. Help me to spread the word. Your word. And please, please stay beside me. I need you more than anyone.
In your name,