"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."
- Fred McFeely Rogers
I'd always heard that you never know who your true friends are until you actually need a friend. I'm not sure I ever believed that until recently when I learned the cold, hard reality of it.
My thoughts today are simple. I will be plain, and straight to the point. If you see a need, RESPOND. Don't wait for someone else to jump into action. Be the catapult! YOU make the choice to react to the need. What if there are many others waiting for someone else to act before they react? Become a catapult.
previously published May 2004