Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hey, you!


Do you see it??

Up there!!

How often do you travel through life and see nothing of what you pass? With your eyes to your feet? With your iPod plugged into your ears?

How often do you walk past a building and see nothing apart from the door? Never looked up at the interesting architecture often found on the upper floors of otherwise boring high street buildings? Never noticed the trees and the flowers and the animals you pass?

How often do you pass someone and not even see them? Someone who might need your help? Not smile at them?

Why not? Because they make you feel uncomfortable? Because they might want you to do something? Because they might embarrass you? Because you might not be able to help? Because nothing is better than something??

No, it's not!

I challenge you... to look. And when you have looked, to see. And when you have seen, to do.

My secondary school's motto was 'Everybody can be Somebody'.

Do you ever catch yourself saying "Somebody should do something about that"? "Somebody should put that away"? "Somebody should pick that up"? "Somebody should ask that person if they'd like to join in"? Do you see where I'm going with this? You can be that somebody.

In the past month, I have been trying to do this. To look and to act on what I see. And I ask you to join me. No, I challenge you...

Be Somebody!

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