“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I want to give all my readers a huge thank you for all the wonderful, supportive comments I received after my post The Color of Guatemala was Freshly Pressed. I could not have been more humbled by the beautiful, encouraging comments I received from fellow readers and bloggers. It was a big pleasure to read each comment and I’m in the process of responding to each and every one. So thank you, everyone! You are why I keep blogging!
What could not be more ironic, however, is the timing of my Freshly Pressed post. I wrote it hurriedly last Friday morning as I was desperately trying to get in one last post done before I left to our nation’s capital to the Results International conference on ending global poverty.
I have spent the last four days in Washington DC learning about the very issues that keep poverty rampant in so many parts of the world. The needless dying and suffering that can be preventable by simple measures such as safe drinking water, vaccines, access to health care and nutrition. Measures that overall do not cost very much yet still have not been a priority.
It was one of the most inspiring four days of my life. To see so many people from all over the world come together to fight for social justice and be a voice for the voiceless millions of people needlessly dying and suffering, gave me hope again in humanity and the power of people to make change.
Our last day in DC culminated in hundreds of visits on Capital Hill to our Members of Congress where we were a voice for the voiceless. It is my hope and dream that someday one of my posts on the social injustice that is happening all over the world can be honored by being Freshly Pressed and my message of hope can reach more people.
Thanks for your support!
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.