Good morning! Change. Not the kind I dig through the couch cushions for, but the “making a difference” kind…We ALL, illin’ or healthy, live with it daily, since nothing can exist in a vacuum. (Except Dust Bunnies…Wait, different vacuum!)
This morning, while “playing” on my Facebook page (and just for the record, if it wasn’t for all my awesome friends I chat with, I would SO dump the heap-of-insanity that it is becoming! OK, mini-rant over…) As I was saying, (before I was interrupted by my slight bitterness *guilty grin*) I was playing on FB when I stumbled upon a link to a petition calling for an end to preventable medical errors. (Ummm, did you know that preventable medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in America!?!) (Pardon my lingo, but damn! Just…DAMN!)
I sat and thought about passing over it, moving on…listening to the little voice that automatically chimed in with, “Why bother? One person can’t make a difference with anything!”
But wait a darned minute! The entire premise of what I do every morning, writing out my deepest, darkest medical mayhem and misadventure, is based on the idea that I might be able to HELP at least one person feel a tiny bit better about their situation!
Whether it’s info on how to take control of your healthcare, or simply allowing yourself to laugh at the “everything” of it…It’s the reason I drink a couple pots o’liquid caffeine-infused-bliss and let my fingers do the talkin’! (Bonus points if you’re old enough to get the yellow pages reference…and extra points if you’ve now got the little walking-fingers guys stuck in your head!)
So why is it so hard to believe that my electronic signature would make a difference? Why is it so hard to believe one voice out of many wouldn’t be heard? (Come to think of it, I gots one hell-of-a BIG mouth! I’m pretty sure I can MAKE my voice heard in just about ANY situation!)
I freely admit that I’m not the biggest “player” in anything remotely political. I’ve told you guys before that I’m much more of the Court Jester type…but even Jesters can make a difference! (My youngest informed me yesterday that NO ONE likes Jesters and in whatever video-based game he’s currently playing, Jesters and Bards are the first to go…Thanks Son!)
The long (as always!) and short of it is…I signed. I raised my voice for something I believe in. I put on my Jester’s hat and bells and cavorted (THAT? Is an AWESOME word!) and loudly pointed out the fact that things need to change!
So, I’m asking all of you to see if you can do ONE TINY THING today to make a change…no matter how small. Whether you find a way to make someone’s life a happier place with a wee-bit of laughter, help someone who needs it, sign a petition (Hint! Hint!), or simply change the way you look at the world for the better, just raise your voice a little!