I am back from Ghana after an unpleasant but eagerly anticipated departure. To keep it simple and sweet my 16 hour trip turned into a 72 hour trip. I am back to doing what I love doing, advocating and trying to make change happen in the foster care system. It is 12:30am PST and I am waiting for a call with a gentleman who is doing 50 concerts in 50 states in 50 days to help create some awareness for youth transitioning out of foster care. This is something that I am doing on the side as I am also working for FosterClub again this summer.
The question I have been pondering is WHEN IS IT TIME? I wonder when is it time to act and make a difference? When should we take time out of our lives to try and help. We are all busy people with family, friends, work, school, and life is full. So when do we stop, recognize there is a problem that we can try and help fix, and when do we act?
This answer is going to be different for everyone. My answer is NOW! It does not matter if it is a 1 am conference call or if it is a 7:30 am call before I get to work. It does not matter if I have to miss my lunch or dinner. It does not matter if I have to stay late at work, arrive early, or just spontaneously on a weekend need to. Foster Care is taking place, operating, changing lives of youth every second, every minute, of every day.
You can continue to look at how busy your life is but just think if every person in the United States took 10 minutes out of their day to so something to help youth in care... How much better would the lives of those youth be? Would they still be a statistic? apart of a cycle? or would they be a success? best possible outcome?
Just a thought as you start your day and get ready for the weekend. Spend a few minutes less on facebook and see what you can do to better the life of a child in foster care? If you are in foster care, take a few minutes and determine what YOU can do to change and better your situation or the situation of other youth in the system.
The TIME IS NOW!