Sometimes Facebook shows me really cool stuff. This, for instance: Service Nation.
As Mormons, we have service drilled into us all the time. So, I think, do active members of other faiths. But I hope we - Christians, believers, whatever we call ourselves - don't expect to be the only people out to do good in the world.
I hope you sign up. Do a lot of little stuff, do a big thing, do whatever, but do something.
As for me, I know I will keep parenting the kids I have (foster parenting is a BIG thing, but these kids are just my kids now in my heart and soon will be by law, too, so it's kind of stopped being a public service) and keep teaching my darling 7 year olds in Primary. I'm hoping to head down to the stake vineyard to help finish the winter cleanup sometime in the next couple of weeks - we grow grapes for raisins. There are donations I will continue to make, although on a reduced scale since I am no longer the earning powerhouse in the family and for a few more months no one else is, either.
But that stuff is just kind of the way I live. Nothing new, nothing to enable me to say I am doing more now than I was last year to make the world a better place. I am looking for something else to commit to in conjunction with Obama's inauguration and the Service Nation pledge. I gotta figure out the right thing. Anybody got a project they need help with, or a great idea to share?