Bev and I attended the Northeast Neighborhood Street Fair yesterday. I’m sure you have never heard of it. It is just a yearly event in one neighborhood of Olympia, Washington where we live. It certainly is not worthy of national coverage, and yet an important message is delivered every time this fair occurs.
This fair, and the neighborhood community group, is the result of neighborhood activists who wanted to bring a sense of togetherness to the place they live. They were aware of the rising crime rates and the feeling of disconnectedness that is pervasive in many parts of this country, and they decided to do something about it.
There are no dues paid to belong to the group. All that is required is a desire to make this world a better place to live in, and a belief that major changes can occur when a small group of determined people bring about those changes.
Can this be done in most neighborhoods? Of course it can. It simply requires that someone step forward and organize it and make things happen. From humble beginnings come major reform, but reform never happens if everyone sits back and waits for someone else to affect change.
I personally am sick and tired of those who would rather sit and complain about this country rather than do something about it.
How about you? Are you comfortable in a mucky pond of apathy or are you skimming the surface of a beautiful lake of activism?
The choice is yours!
Have a great day and thanks for the visit.
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