I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I was completely distracted by the news last week.
Off the top of my head, here’s what went down…
- Boston Marathon bombings
- Coordinated bombing attacks in Iraq
- Ricin laced letters being sent to our representatives and the president.
- Massive fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
- Earthquakes in Iran, Japan and China, all of which have suffered from major earthquakes in the last few years.
- The insane shootout and manhunt in Boston as police zeroed in on the marathon bombing suspects.
- North Korea – did they do anything this week? I think I missed that.
As these stories continue to simmer over the coming weeks and months, we’ll move on with our lives and get back to business as usual. But before we do, I feel like we need to take a moment and do our part.
As Viktor E. Frankl said,
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”
Here are three ways you can choose to respond:
- Make a donation to the Red Cross, or any reputable nonprofit. The donation you make will go a long way in helping people when/where they need it most. Help us move forward by giving these nonprofits a small boost!
- If you’re in the San Antonio area, donate time helping at Haven for Hope, or the San Antonio Food Bank. These are great organizations. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of some of the key challenges facing people in our community and you’ll be better for it. Trust me.
- Find your moment of obligation. Read the linked article from the Harvard Business Review (I promise, it’s short). Find your purpose. Find your passion. Make something happen.
What are your thoughts? What are some other ways to choose to respond?