So I've created this blog post in hopes that it will reach at least as many people that read my blog.
In this day and age, people feel so minute and insignificant compared to the rest of the world. I'm hoping this message will reach others and prove I am significant.
Although many would look at my sister as someone who went on the Bachelor simply for fame and glory, I know that she is one of the most intelligent and compassionate people I've ever met. I know that with all the connections and the name she's made for herself by being on the Bachelor, she volunteers with as many organizations as she can. She doesn't put her fame to waste.
She inspires me everyday and so does my mother. My mom will help anyone and everyone without ever thinking of herself. She's always instilled in me that being selfless and true to yourself are two of the best attributes a person can have. As a result, I grew up asking Santa to give toys to those who needed them more than me before he visited my house, and it's heart wrenching to ignore those with signs on the side of the street. I'm not trying to come off as self-righteous. I'm simply admiring the values that my mother engraved in my life.
More importantly, I've never grown up with a lot of money. I am grateful for everything I have in my life because I know I've come from so little. My mom and I have had tons of talks about what we would do if we won $1,000,000. Most of the time we decide that first we would pay off any debt we had. But we never fail to admit we would feel guilty by not donating a large chunk to charity. We were happy without the additional money. Why keep it to ourselves when it could aid others who may be down on their luck way worse than us? I've always hoped I would win the lottery or somehow strike gold, because I truly believe helping others is a direct path to happiness in life. If I had the money, I would donate as much as I could. In college, when I have the time, I will donate my time (which is just as valuable) as much as possible.
Now onto the main message of this blog post. Please watch the video below. Although it is long, I ensure you that every second is important and powerful. Shout out to Sasha for bringing this to my attention. I know I'm just one girl from North Carolina, but with this blog and my sister's fame, I hope I will somehow have an affect in this amazing organization. The man who made this video is inspirational, and I hope I can come as close to changing the world one day as he has.
Something that struck me from this video, was when Jason Russell said "he didn't choose where, or when he was born." My mom has always forced me to realize that being born in the United States, I was born into freedom and a land of opportunity. Like the majority of people in the US, I don't have to fear about when I'll have my next meal or where I'll sleep tonight. I also don't have to fear about being abducted and forced into a child army.
I hope this message impacted you as much as it impacted me. There are more important things in life than buying that new pair of shoes or going to that concert next month.
I've already bought my bracelet, buttons, shirts, etc. I hope you all will do the same and share this to as many people as possible!
Thank you so much if you took the time to read this entire message.