So on Wednesday I'm going to do something I have not done in a long while; fasting on water for 24 hours -- on behalf of the situation in Dafur.
Some of you may be scratching your heads wondering how my hunger will help the people starving in camps in Dafur, well...
It's about creating awareness about something that is happening on our planet to our extended family. I'm one of those people that believes that our attention/awareness can in itself actually help change something. Like the hundredth monkey, or the tipping point. Like at some level there is an action, even a seemingly small one, that can influence and change the direction something is going in. So my little one day fast, will be just one more drop of awareness in the consciousness bucket that the world can use.
I also left my voice with the White House, and hope that if enough of us contact them and left a message that this does matter, they may use their influence to call attention to the plight of Dafur to help change her current situation of starvation.
I know we have our own problems as individuals and a country, but we still have access to food and basic necessities. Because of circumstances out of their control, these people do not. And they are our neighbors!
It's just a phone call or e-mail, but your voice may make a difference. If you feel inspired to call or write, here's the link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Credit: photo courtesy of Tessa at www.thatsonetoughcookie.wordpress.com.