Some people revel in the stock market, others have a passion for cooking, accounting floats some boats and crafting a cashmere cardigan is the domain of a creative few.
I’ve had a long-term passion for the wellbeing of society and have worked for many years in the philanthropic and community sector. That’s just how I am.
Life is pretty good for most of us. We mainly just deal with first-world problems such as the price of organic veggies and finding time to squeeze in a facial. But sometimes people like me feel the need to remind you that there’s still some real shit that needs fixing in the world.
The thing is, it shouldn’t make you feel bad. All you have to do is take notice of people doing AMAZING inspiring things and just back a few of them every now and again. Even just by Liking a Facebook petition or sending a few words of encouragement.
For a start, it’s Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June. This year’s theme is Let’s Talk Recognition. So I found this great website that is chock full of interesting facts and perspectives from Indigenous Australians including these crazy facts I wasn’t fully aware of.
And here’s some more fabulous folk doing a gaggle of great good…
Who: Maxi & Jesse, Lifeguards from Bondi Rescue
Mission: taking off on a gruelling 2,500 km ride on jetskis
Cause: mental health research, prevention and support services
Who: Scotty & Luke, Bondi trainers from My Kitchen Rules
Mission: judging an MP cake decorating comp at Parliament House (eek)
Cause: cancer research, prevention and support services
Who: Scotty & Luke, Bondi trainers (again)
Mission: Black Dog Institute City2Surf running team
Cause: depression/bipolar research, prevention and education
Who: Dominic Wykanak, NSW Reconciliation Council
Mission: supporting multiple reconciliation events across Australia
Cause: Indigenous Reconciliation Week 2013
Who: Me and heaps of other people!!
Mission: Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians
Cause: Indigenous Respect & Reconciliation
Yours in support of inspiring super stars … x andy