Sports have a strong ability to bring people together for a common cause; a common hope. It has the ability to build a sense of community and connection with people we may have otherwise never bumped into.
Tonight we will gather and put our collective hopes and intentions behind our team. We will visualize the celebration we will have if or when they win. And our sense of community and camaraderie will be heightened.
Tomorrow is National Make a Difference Day. What if the community could band together with the same energy and excitement to make a difference as we do to celebrate our sports teams? Do we need a competition between communities to achieve this level of action and vision?
Perhaps the Kansas City Care-Takers square off with the Los Angeles Love-Givers or the Houston Helping Hands. Which community can help the most people in a loving and sustainable way?
Or maybe we don't need competition to motivate us. Perhaps the love in our hearts is strong enough to bring this level of support just by raising awareness of the many great causes in the area that could use assistance. Places like the Bishop Sullivan Center that help those in need keep their homes warm or serve food to the homeless and the Turner House Clinic that helps children get medical help that perhaps their parents can't afford are just the tip of a community full of great organizations.
I'm grateful to live in the Heartland. I'm grateful to live up to that label by sharing my big heart and trying to make a difference. I'm grateful for all the amazing organizations that work hard every day to keep this community healthy and moving forward. I'm grateful for all the support and love in this community. I'm grateful for the way this community pulls together for good causes. And yes, I'm grateful for the excitement of another chance for the Royals to make the World Series.
What organizations do you know of in your area that are making a difference? How can people help? Please comment and share so we can help bring support to these great ways to support our communities.
May today bless you with the power to envision a city of love and support. May you find ways to support your community and raise awareness for the organizations that mean the most to you. Have a beautiful day and weekend! Namasté.