“Social Change: It’s Like Riding a Bike”

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This July 25, 2013 Huff Post: Impact blog post talks about how one Pastor raised awareness about diaper need by riding a bike.  This Pastor rode across the country stopping at Diaper Banks along the way, and stopped on capitol hill to raise awareness there.  The Pastor wasn’t an elite athlete, in fact he was recovering from a knee injury and had taking up bicycling because he wasn’t able to continue running.  He used a bicycle to carry the message that people in poverty not only make tough choices, but can be at risk of not being able to have enough diapers for their child to enable them to keep their child in clean diapers.  This bike ride created a momentum that helped others see the need.

I would ask, if you saw a need would you say “I’m too busy/strapped for cash/unskilled/(insert excuse)”  or would you use what you have and find a way to help others using the skills and abilities you do have?  Sometimes the biggest impact is made by doing something that seems small to you, but to the person receiving it, it could mean everything to them.

Marin MTB

Marin MTB (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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