Under extreme pressure or when disaster strikes, some people disengage and become bystanders. You've probably experienced this at work and maybe even at home. I've done it and perhaps you have as well. It is the easiest course but it results in absolutely no legacy. Life becomes blah. You have to roll up your sleeves, lean forward and get involved if you want to make a difference where you are (or perhaps clear across the world). That is exactly what a group of women from Bellevue, WA have done. They are part of a worldwide movement called "Dress a Girl Around the World". Lucille Langeman rallied a bunch of her friends to make dresses for the girls in Africa sponsored by Children of the Nations. "Once I made that first dress, I was so gung-ho I couldn't believe it." They made the dresses out of pillow cases! No kidding, pillow cases. I know for a fact that each of these girls will never ever forget the day that they received their dress. The simplest of supplies mixed with a dose of love can make a tremendous impact in the lives of those who receive it.
I'm not suggesting that we all need to start making pillow case dresses (but let COTN know if you want to), I just wonder what would happen at work, at home or with our friends if we decided that being bystanders just wasn't good enough. What if we got involved? Lean in. Take a risk. Roll your sleeves up. Do something. Change the world. Share your stories here. I'd love to hear what happens!