At that time I felt a certain way about seeing this, it impacted me, but I didn't know what I could do. I felt I was to young to be of any help. As years passed I traveled to other countries, and was really given a glimpse to those who are born into situations they cannot control.
I believe in the phrase "being a citizen of the world". When I saw what poverty really looked like, it gave me a guilt trip for being in a better position. I used this guilt trip to motivate me to make a change in this world. A few years later I went back to the very same country where I first saw these poverty stricken kids, and volunteered to help an organization serving the children of Guatemala.
In my life now it's all about how you use this fortunate position to help those who do not share it. Its for this reason I am so happy, that I have started something, that encompasses my passion for travel and my passion to help those in need, however I can. I've started in a very small way, but even small actions have their impact.
Today I came across a video spreading around the social media sites like crazy, and with good reason! This video is labeled 'KONY 2012'. In the 29 minutes viewing this film I felt moved, inspired, and happy to see the true impact of people doing small things, and leading to bigger outcomes.
I would love to summarize this video in word form, but I think you should view it for yourself to really get the impact.
Please help out Invisible Children by donating, buying their bracelet or just spreading the word!
Here is a link to the site : Invisible Children
lets use this great gift of social media to do something great..... we can STOP KONY!