Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So lent started back on Ash Wednesday (February 17). It made me think this year, that we all have one thing that we should change about ourselves. Lent is where those who believe in the Catholic faith give up something for approximately 40 days and we remember the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert before he was crucified. During this time we give up a vice or something important to us and try to become better people and follow the Lord. I realized today, that we're all addicted to something. Even if we don't know what it is or don't want to admit it, we are. It doesn't have to be something bad for you, illegal, or inappropriate. It just has to have a significant meaning in your life. I often feel like I'm addicted to multiple things. Some days it's drama, some days it's coffee, sometimes it's music, and some days it's just being me. :) Having an addiction doesn't mean you need to go to rehab or anything, it just means that you have a passion for something. Maybe if we all tried really hard, we could turn that passion into something beautiful. Instead of using it to fulfill our own selfish needs and wants, we could save the world. I may just be some optimistic teen, but I know that every little bit counts. When I work at VBS every summer, I see all of those young kids excited and ready to learn. I also see how few people take the time to help us out. Who's going to teach the kids about the bible if we don't? I read an article about this girl's life who was saved because everyday people donated blood. Where would she be if nobody had donated? What about all of the animals going extinct because they have no place to live? Global warming and our natural resources that are slowly disappearing? What are we going to do without them? Why don't we try something new? Instead of spending hours doing what's best for us, let's take an hour a week to do something good for the world. Let's create an A.R.K. (Act of Random Kindness) big enough to save the planet. We should listen to this years VBS theme "Step Up and Go Green for Jesus". We'll learn to do what He asks us to do and take care of all of His creations. One person can't save the world alone, but together we're unstoppable and we'll reach the ends of the universe. As children we were always told "If you shoot for the moon and miss, you'll at least catch a star. If you shoot for the lowest star and miss, you'll fall." Let's shoot for the moon and beyond. We wouldn't want to fall and let the world down. The children of the future want to see penguins and monkeys. Let's not let tomorrow's children down. :)

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