Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Do Something

I sprang out of bed at 5:30 this morning. The hubby had just left for work and I could have laid around for another hour before getting up. Instead I threw a load of clothes in the wash, went out and picked some rhubarb, baked a rhubarb cake for my coworkers, showered, hung those clothes out on the line, finished getting ready for work. Hmm? I thought there was something else? Besides taking out four pieces of rhubarb cake and putting them in a dish for the hubby to take to his mom’s after work.

Driving to work, I decided, having no better ideas, that I would post my mom’s rhubarb cake recipe as my blog tonight.  Then the following lyrics on the radio caught my ear:

Did I change their lives? Yes, if only for the
day I was able to visit them. 
If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something.
(from “Do Something” by Matthew West)

Ok, maybe everything I accomplished in that extra hour this morning didn’t change the world for anyone else (except for those who ate my rhubarb cake), but it just got me thinking, that yes, we can all do something. Anything is better than nothing. I continue to be the proponent for “make a difference”. Anyone can do something. Anyone can change a life. 


Denise said...

Hummmmm, I never have felt I have made a difference in somebody's life, but your caption under your picture made me aware that I must have somewhere along the way made a difference.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Of all the people I know, you Denise are one who makes a difference all the time. I have heard enough of your stories to know this is true.