As our nation goes to the polls today it is worth remembering that the climate of fear, hate and lies that the current administration espouses is not permanent. We have the power to chose a better, more noble, path. I pray we take it.
These words by Bobby Kennedy we true when he spoke them in 1968. Today, over 50 years later, they still resonate. Truth is a light that shines down through history undimmed by corrupt leaders espousing hatred and racism. What we really need in our country are true leaders willing to work for justice rather than enriching themselves and toeing the party line.
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” – Robert F. Kennedy
I am proud to be a part of a generation full of people wanting to make a real difference in the world. I see that desire every day.
I see it in the hundreds of thousands of Stop Hunger Now volunteers who package meals for hungry school children around the world. I see it in those walking for a cure to cancer. I see it in the millions of dollars donated to charities every year.
Few of us will have the greatness that our actions make the history books. Yet Kennedy is right when he says that all of us working together can change the world.
Every one of us can make a real and a lasting difference in the lives of others. Every one of us can play a vital role in changing our world into a better, safer, and more compassionate place.
Working together we can end hunger in our lifetime. We can clean up the environment.
Working together we can do more than bending history. We can rewrite history. We can change the world forever.