Yours in change...
Writing for change, joining the world pulse community, being a part of this great movement and body of like minds has been one act im glad i did this year. Now i can cross off making a change no matter how small off my to do list for the year and look forward to contributing much more to better the lives of women around the world and in turn, myself!
However, one of the challenges i have encountered generally when trying to make a change, start up something in the way of progress of which i am equally somewhat guilty of, is the fundamental problem of trust. Being able to trust the other's best intentions and readily accept the acts or services being rendered.
Trust they say is earned and with the time i have spent being a member of worldpulse and participating, i would say trust from my end has been gradually building up. I say trust because when you decide to make a change, lend a helping hand, reach out and do something significant, if the other party you are willing to go out on a limb for doesn't trust you and doesnt open up to your help, all your efforts would just be like a wiff of smoke!
Personally, I am one who treads softly. I weigh things a lot before I make a move. Whilst it may be commendable when making some decisions, it may be detrimental if such decision had to be made quickly to save a life or a situation. As I am working on myself to be readily open to ideas and people's best intention, I find that sometimes I also meet with the same scepticism when trying out a new venture. Little wonder the popular adage: 'what goes around, comes around'. So as I work on myself to open up more and be more receptive of opportunities for change that abounds on this platform, I urge other women just like me who are having a hard time, to really let go of every scepticism and take the chance.
Open up as you have nothing to loose rather a whole lot to gain. Even though the change might not be as dramatic as an earthquake to set things right in your community or a total paradigm shift in the happenings in your neighbourhood, it could be as subtle as a change of heart for you. An opening up to recieve what you most badly need, a helping hand.
Yours in change,