Ask Yourself--What If...
The words what and if are two small, insignificant words on their own, but when you join them together they become powerful and far-reaching. What if...
WHAT IF... every time we went grocery shopping, we picked up an extra loaf of bread, a package of bologna and some bottles of water. Then we made a few sandwiches and took them to the homeless people instead of waiting for the city or county to do something about them.
WHAT IF... you used your extra bedrooms in your house to house a homeless student. Check with your local schools. You will be shocked to learn how many kids have no place to go.
WHAT IF... instead of shaking your head over all the devastation with the floods and tornadoes in the south, you went door-to-door in your neighborhood and collected donations to send to those people in need.
WHAT IF... when you see someone starting a business, you patronize them rather than the big chain stores that overcharge you.
WHAT IF... as a nation, we started taking care of each other instead of depending on the government to do so.
WHAT IF... we stopped being selfish, and became a foster or adoptive parent of an older child or a child with a disability.
WHAT IF... we put a stop to our greed and got our priorities straight. We could bring our own cost of living down.
WHAT IF... we went back to making a "fair" profit, instead of gouging the people for everything we can, because we can.
WHAT IF... we actually started treating every person the way we would want to be treated.
WHAT IF... those with businesses and companies started creating jobs, even small jobs. A small paycheck is better than no paycheck.
WHAT IF... petty differences were pushed aside and we started working together to pull ourselves out of the mess we're in.
WHAT IF... we held people accountable for their actions instead of turning all manner of bad behavior into a disease or disorder.
What if... The possibilities are infinite. We are the only ones who can put limitations on what we can accomplish. We are not dependent on anyone. We have the power within ourselves. We need to dare to dream again. We need to work together. Every day we need to remind each other, What If...
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