If you could do anything without limitations, what would become your destiny?
And your answers gripped me. And I cried when I read some of yours. And I promised I would tell mine...which sounded like a great idea until I actually sat down to write it. Now I feel a little silly.
But that never stopped me before, right? So here goes:
If I had no worries, no responsibilities, no boundaries, and no fear...I would pack all my bags, sell all my possessions (well, most of them) and move to Africa. Where in Africa? Uhm, I don't know. Details Schmetails. (PS I know these pics are not of Africa - uhm, cause I have not been there.)
And I would move to a village that NEEDED help. I would forge relationships. Hear their stories. Listen to their desires. Learn their hopes. Carry their dreams.Then, I would begin....I would start a school. For anyone - young or old. And when they said BUT I can't because of THIS or THAT. Then, we would conquer the this or that. And when they trusted me enough to let their heart open and tell me their desires....I would listen and help find it. If it was an education, I would give it. If it was a reunion, I would find it. If it was a shoulder to cry on, oh honey...I got it. If it was a baby to hold, I'd hold all night long. If it was a sickness to solve, we'd search together. If it was a broken spirit, I would help lift it. If it was a beaten soul, I would show her who she was meant to be.
If I could do anything, I would bring hope. I would make a difference.
And I know what you are sayin....CG, why Africa? What about Chicago? or New York? or East St Louis? or Your Own Backyard?
I agree. There is a lot to be said about making a difference where you are.
But I know this. In America, there is opportunity. And while you may be in the worst neighborhood or the poorest school or the roughest home....you still have opportunity. You have a chance to get an education...to find a career...to work hard...to get out. I have been to foreign countries....they do not even have the opportunity.
And it's my dream, if you don't like it - get your own.
I KID! I KID!
But that is what I would do. Because at the end of the day, you know what life is all about?