Everywhere you look, there is a tremendous need to be met, to be repaired:
Homelessness, unemployment, hunger, bullying, ocean pollution, animal welfare, monies needed for healthcare, monies needed for education, and the list goes on.
You are not required to solve all the problems of the world, indeed you cannot. But you are not allowed to run away from doing your part, either.
In Jewish tradition, this is known as tikkun olam. Tikkun means order. Olam means universe. Tikkun Olam means putting the world in order, making it right.
What do you value? What hugs at your heartstrings? What makes you upset? Cry? When you see the problems that exist, what do you do? You are after all only one person is most likely don’t have megabucks to spend on solving the problems that mean the most to you. Yet everyone can do something. It doesn’t have to be a massive project. It can be as simple as smiling, holding the door open for someone, making a phone call for someone who is stranded. It can be as simple as buying a meal for somebody who when you have food to eat otherwise. It can be as simple as making a contribution of a can of food to your church or synagogue to donate to a food bank. It can be donating food to animal shelters.
Everyone can do something. Yes, I repeated it on purpose. Everyone can do something. What problems do you want to solve? What are you willing to do? At the end of the day, all it takes is one person to make a difference.
For more information about my workshops on exploring your values and beliefs in doing your own tikkun olam, contact me at: info@LawrenceLeadership.com