Wishing Doesn’t Bring Change

My heart…it just hurts.

So much death. So much strife.

Everywhere I look anymore, it seems there is another story.

  • A police officer killed in the line of duty.
  • A child fighting for their life.
  • A family who lost someone to suicide.
  • A little girl who had been kidnapped.

My heart aches!

Why?! Why is there SO. MUCH. PAIN??

I wish people didn’t have to hurt one another.

I wish people weren’t criticized and belittled because someone perceives them as “different.”

I wish nobody would even THINK to kill another human being in cold blood.

I wish we could live in peace with one another regardless of the color of our skin.

I wish no living soul – and certainly no child – EVER had to experience a life-threatening disease.

I wish no precious person would ever feel so alone, and so hopeless that they end their own life.

And I can wish, and wish, and wish away on every dandelion in a thousand fields and you know what would change?


Because wishing doesn’t bring change. Actions bring change.

  • Acting on that impulse to stop and talk to someone who looks like they are struggling.
  • Acting on that nudge to give to your church or to a charity.
  • Acting on the desire to volunteer at a homeless shelter, a children’s hospital, or a food drive.
  • Acting by spreading kindness to those you run across day-to-day.
  • Acting by praying for people you know are hurting.
  • Acting by being a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
  • Acting by standing up to bullying.


Single-handedly we may not be able to change much. But each of us in our little bubble can help change something.

And a little something here, a little something there, and pretty soon – with the help of a whole lot of little somethings – we may see the world get a little bit brighter.

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It only takes a quick click! I’d love to have you! πŸ’—

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14 thoughts on “Wishing Doesn’t Bring Change

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  1. Sometimes our acts feel like taking a grain of sand off the Sahara Desert. But, every grain counts, keep on keepin’ on! And when you join with like-minded folks, you can pick up a bucket at a time!

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  2. Wow — this is so true! I often say that if we do nothing, then we are failing to fill the place Go created for us in this world that only we can fill.

    I must say, I only recently started following your blog, but I have been encouraged and convicted with almost every post I’ve read! Thank you for being willing to share!

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  3. Thank you for sharing!.. πŸ™‚

    β€œChange will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

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