Be the change that you want to see. If you want to see something changed in the world, step up to the plate and make it happen. It’s not going to happen overnight, but with time and due diligence, you can make it happen. Here’s how.
Instead of complaining that something needs to change, be the force that makes that change. If you see something that needs to be done, step up to the plate and do it. Too much for one person?
That’s okay, enlist a group of friends to help you. It’s never been easier than now to make a change that will change the community for the good.
If you truly feel that something needs to be done or that something needs to change, sit down for a moment and draw up a plan to change that thing.
You’ll find that once you put your mind to it and put it down on paper it can happen. Decide what steps you need to take and then find the right person for each step.
As others see you working on the project, it’s only natural that they will want to join in and help. Those little changes can mean huge changes in the end so never think that something is too inconsequential to matter.
Changes are done in increments and baby steps so start small and work your way up. Organic gardening is a process that usually starts small and works its way up.
Start by finding simple things to do to help the environment like using only organic products, only organic gardening methods and hanging your clothes to dry in lieu of using a clothes dryer.
You’ll be amazed at how your simple steps turn into huge victories when it comes to change. Imagine how one simple change can make a huge difference.
Example: Save used shower and dishwater as well as rainwater to use for watering the garden or flowers. This one small change can really make a huge difference in your water bill and during times of drought.
There are many ways to use small changes like this. Start small and work your way up. It’s not difficult once you start. Just one or two steps at a time and you’ll be where you want to be.
Consider guerilla gardening for an empty lot near you. This is a simple act of tossing a handful of flower seeds into the lot and just letting mother nature take over. Try it and see.
One young woman tossed a handful of sunflower seeds near an ugly corner on her block. A few weeks later that seed germinated and today, there is a beautiful sunflower gracing that once ugly corner.
Next time you’re wondering how you can make a change in your community, sit down and list a few ways to make changes and then you can go out and make it happen. You’ll improve your community and your life when you do this.