Today I started training to be a volunteer for a domestic violence center in my hometown. The training lasted for three hours. I learned so much in those 3 hours.
In a very short time I became aware of many heartbreaking statistics and horror stories of abuse. I left the training in a daze.
As I drove home a feeling of great sadness swept over me. I stopped at Target to see if a little retail therapy would help. I aimlessly wandered the aisles of Target looking for a cute spring dress to lift my spirits. I left after I realized I really shouldn’t be spending any unnecessary cash.
I tried to think of numerous things I could do to lift my spirits, and naturally I came back to writing. I decided to share my experience with my readers. I am not writing to raise awareness for domestic violence or abused women and children. What I am trying to do is share a topic that is currently weighing heavily on my heart.
As a twenty-something, I have the time and energy to devote to volunteering. I don’t have kids, a stressful job or a husband to care for-it’s just me.
I would like to encourage you to find what YOUR heart breaks for. Find a topic or an issue that makes you sad or angry and do something about it. I’m not saying you have to go out and volunteer, or become an activist. Just find a way that YOU can give back to society.
Adults often say that adults in their 20’s these days are only concerned with themselves. I would like to prove them wrong. So, will you join me in finding what your heart breaks for?