Since childhood, The Lorax has been one of my favorite movies, which I hope you’ve had a chance to see again recently.  I’m quite inspired by the Lorax character, who speaks for the trees.  Though fictional, he represents our ability to stand for what we believe in, despite seemingly insurmountable odds.  Often, we are caught in a place where we want to help, but our ability to actually make a difference seems so limited we don’t actually do much, or anything at all.  For example, I absolutely do care that there are people living in poverty around the world, without clean water and a stable food supply.  But other than donating my money to food aid groups occasionally, what can I really do to help?

One of my teachers shared this quote recently:

“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Edward Everett Hale

May we all be inspired, like the Lorax, to learn what it is we stand for, and to do what we can.  Still I am one, and still I can do something.

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