On June 12th, my team and I visited the Acuna clean water/well opening ceremony. We also attended a literacy training demonstration.
Obviously, both are incredible things, but I often take things like clean water and education for granted. To the single moms and widows of Acuna, clean water and education were things to be celebrated.
Then, it really struck me when Brandi said something to the effect of, “For some mamas, their dream is to go to school.”
I talk about dreams a lot, but I also talk about overdreaming and how it’s dreams that require faith that change the world. But the dreams I’m free to have are a product of my privilege.
However, I don’t think it’s beneficial for me to punish myself for privileges I didn’t have the ability to choose just as these mama’s couldn’t choose their situations.
Rather, it’s how I leverage the privileges I have to better the lives of those around me. And through Car Window Poetry, I know it doesn’t take a lot for something to mean a lot. Small acts of love can make a big difference in people’s lives.
By leveraging my privilege, I can help people dream beyond the dreams that are right in front of them by helping them reaching those dreams, so that they can dream bigger.
I desire to live in a world where people dream beyond what’s right in front of them.