Nightmares were always subjective to whatever phase of my life I was going through at the time. When I was a kid, I had this reoccurring dream that a banshee was chasing me out of my childhood home. I’d collapse on the steps while she defied gravity behind me, shrieking her ear-piercing wail that cut through your very being. I never got passed the steps, because I was suddenly paralyzed, and the last thing I remember is her jaws parting completely in half before she leaned over to swallow my soul. To this day, I still remember the sound of her scream.
Fortunately, I always woke up before she ever ‘got’ me. Some nightmares, however, cannot be solved by simply waking up. I’m referring to the children that are helped by CURE.org. They heal kids with conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. I took notice of this cause through Blogelina, in which she started this (rather ingenious) effort to raise awareness for CURE.org and what they do. After some research into their efforts, I thought to myself, “Hey… that’s cool shit. I’d like to help do some cool shit for some cool kids.”
I am not a woman of God. Religion waved bye-bye to me long ago. But I do not believe I have to be operating under the name of the Lord to want and encourage healing. Facts are facts, however, and according to their website, CURE.org’s first hospital opened in 1998. Since then, they have serviced over 2.7 million patients, performing over 191,000 surgeries. They could be operating under any number of Gods or Goddesses around the world, and I would still find that pretty damn inspiring.
My blog originally started out as a place where I could go to inject whimsical stories of my son into the internet in the hopes that you’d all find him as adorable/hilarious/charming/super amazing as I do. After some thought though, if I could reach even one person in my tiny, tiny audience, and encourage them to do some good for the world (and the tiny, tiny people in it) that would be a thousand and three times more satisfying then getting a few people to chuckle at a silly anecdote. So, today, take a few minutes to figure out what you want to do to make a positive difference in some way. Even a small one. Plant a tree. Put your soda can in the recycling bin. Donate $5 to a charity of your choice. At the risk of sounding like an insane person, this is the world we’re leaving for our kids… I’d like to be sure it’s a damn good one… or at the very least, a slightly less shitty one than it was three seconds ago.
If you also have a mommy blog, please join in the movement, and visit Blogelina’s #1000MomBlogMakeovers at her website below.
And for those of you who would like to learn more about CURE.org, please see the link below. Thank you!