I am not a cliche type of person, but “actions speak louder than words” is really something that I try to live by because I see the truth in it so often. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and there are so many organizations putting on events all around the country. It really is a wonderful thing to see people banding together to end something that is so basic. Abuse.
It’s the little things like tonight, in Nashville, Tennessee, the Parthenon will be lit up with purple lights. It doesn’t sound like a huge deal… but it really is. If one person who is being abused feels a connection, feels like there is someone out there that cares, well then. Worth the light bill.
There is so much that we can do everyday to make others feel like they are needed and heard. I hear all the time that people “pay it forward” at Starbucks and I just love that. Little thing, but again, it makes someone feel special. Not to mention the act of helping others and giving is such a wonderful feeling. Win-Win.
The program that work with, DVSD, has actually been criticized because we “only help the two people in the room”. I have to say, that really baffles me. The domino effect of helping just two people can be in the hundreds. Their children, their children’s relationships, their friends, their families, everyone that they come in contact with that sees the change in them is effected. Just helping those two people is worth so much.
Moral of this blog is… If you see me at Starbucks, feel free to buy me a coffee… well, tea… and see what a positive day we both can have! Be well.