That’s every month, but I’m trying to make this October a time when I commit to making an extra effort to do something I don’t normally do or usually have time for.
October is a month when there are several life respecting events taking place. Among these are Life 2011, 40 Days for Life and Life Chain, but if these public events aren’t for you, there are many other ways to promote life and show your support for our seniors, women and children. Try donating to your local women’s shelter (clothing and toiletries are always needed), make a food donation (Feed Nova Scotia is my local program), or volunteer your time to senior facilities, parent centres, and crisis pregnancy centres. Whatever you decide to do to participate this October, do it remembering that your contribution is a statement. It says that Canadians value life from conception to natural death, and these statements, if we make them regularly and often enough, will permeate the culture.
People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There’s too much work to do.