I have been feeling very melancholy the last several days, and keeping to myself except for the occasional retweet that I feel inspired to do when I'm lurking on twitter and blogs. Part of the melancholy is due to the situation in Haiti, and the other part is an inner shift with me. I haven't found the words to adequately describe the inner shift, and truthfully, I don't feel like now is the proper time.
The people of Haiti need our attention, love, blessings, donations, whatever form of help we can give. And while I was on Twitter today, I saw that Kelly Diels had posted a blog challenge to help inspire as many people as possible to do something. We all know the state of the economy, we all feel it. But there is something that can be done - whether it's anonymous, whether you have a service/product to offer and will donate the proceeds, whether you donate a large amount or a small amount, whether you are saying prayers, whether you will blog about it to help shed a light, whatever it is...it counts.
I read a comment on a blog this morning and the person said something to the effect of - if we all put our drop in the bucket, eventually it will overflow. And that's so true. It's easy to feel like we don't have enough, but the truth is that we have a hell of a lot more than the people in Haiti right now. There are many options - do what feels right for you. You can text yele to 501 501 and $5 goes on your next phone bill, or you can text Haiti to 90999 and $10 goes to the Red Cross. You can give to Oxfam , Doctors Without Borders , Clinton Foundation or Unicef . These are just a few examples of charities, many blogs have provided more complete lists, but I wanted to put a few out there.
Just don't feel small. Because we are all one, and if we all do something, then not only do the people of Haiti benefit, but so do we individually and collectively. I'm doing my personal thing to donate, you do yours...all drops in a bucket and it overflows.