Monday, May 28, 2012


.....what DO you DO?

What am I talking about? Well, we advocate for adoption.  Now, we feel called to advocate for HIV+ children, their needs and finding people to care for them.  Yet, just because these are what we "DO" (for lack of a better term or more eloquent semantics), does not mean we do not support other causes or what many others do.  Just because HIV is our "thing" does not mean we will not answer questions, advocate for and get excited about your adoptions.

This is what we do....But what do you DO?  Maybe adoption is not what you do or at least what you do yet (though I'm not sure why :-)  Anyhow, that is fine....but what are you doing in your every day life to make the difference for other people.  Everyone's "everyday" looks a little different.  For some, it is staying home, loving and raising children.  For some, it is working outside the home teaching, in medicine, as nurses, and many other places.  Where you work, however, is not what you DO.  However, if you make an effort each day at where you work to DO something for others, then, in fact, it is.

Advocate for domestic adoptions.  Feed the homeless.  Serve women in strip clubs.  Babysit for single moms.  Speak out for HIV+ children.  ADOPT.  Work at the local food pantry.  Join organizations who prevent child abuse.  Run races for cancer.  Parent special needs children. Sponsor a child.  Foster a child.  Fight for those being trafficked. Love people you meet each day that may look different, smell different, behave differently from you.  THESE ARE ALL VERBS....they require "DOING SOMETHING".....  So whatever you choose to do, just DO something for others.

Matthew 25:40.....The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

1 comment:

  1. Love this, Natalie! And...I love your heart!
    Praying for Chernet as he waits and all of you as you wait to bring him home.