Thursday, December 10, 2009

My kids and I went to the cinema today and watched a movie, One Peace at a Time. In a society of greed, power, fear and war, it was so refreshing to spend some time listening to stories of hope and empowerment in the world. One organization that was highlighted in the movie was CARE. One woman in the movie from CARE had a shirt on that said, “I am powerful.” HAVING to get one of these shirts, I found their website and became instantly engrossed. This is a description of the organization from their website:

“CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.”

I believe that we all want to help out our brothers & sisters to make this world we live in even better. We just have to use our hearts to pick a cause and start taking steps. Right now, I am helping women become empowered by their birth experience and giving children a more peaceful entrance into the world. This is just the beginning for me.

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