Music Mondays ~ Change

The bags under my eyes have bags of their own today after a busy three weeks of planning the latest spay and neuter event with the animal group.  The culmination was the event that took place Saturday and Sunday.  There are still a few details to complete, payments to be made, some cleaning to be done and an after review of the clinic.

When we moved to Panama four plus years ago I eagerly accepted every challenge thrown my way.  I volunteered every time someone asked me to join their group or help them with an activity.  These days, I’ve scaled back, trying to give myself some space to enjoy some quiet time.  As I explained to a friend yesterday, I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t save the world.

The event this weekend was a success.  There were some pitfalls and frustrations but as SU and I were doing a recap of my weekend last night he pointed out that I needed to focus on the positive instead of the few small bumps.  And he’s right.  We can all change the world if we work together, just a little at a time.  Maybe not today, or tomorrow, or even this past weekend.

We brought over a hundred animals to our clinic.  That’s a 100 fewer animals out in the district that won’t be creating unwanted babies.  And that is one way to change the world…in the campo.

A reminder, if you’d like to help Marbin’s family with his other medical and travel expenses.  Please click here to give. Once again, thanks to all who have read his story and contributed.

Change

What you’re gonna do with the 36 cents
Sticky with coke on your floorboard
When a woman on the street is huddled in the cold
On a sidewalk bench trying to keep warm
Do you call her over, hand her the change
Ask her her story, ask her her name
Or do you tell yourself

“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”
“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”

What you’re gonna do when you’re watching TV
And an ad comes on, yeah, you know the kind
Flashing up pictures of a child in need
For a dime a day, you could save a life
Do you call the number, reach out a hand
Or do you change the channel, call it a scam
Do you tell yourself

“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”
Don’t listen to them when they say
“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don’t listen to them when they say
“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”

The world’s so big, it can break your heart
And you just want to help, not sure where to start
So you close your eyes
And send up a prayer into the dark

“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”
Don’t listen to them when they say
“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don’t listen to them when they say
“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”

 

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7 Responses to Music Mondays ~ Change

  1. Bob Shapland says:

    Thanks for helping to make a difference. And I downloaded “Change” the day after I saw Carrie sing it on American Idol. Love that song!

    • indacampo says:

      It chokes me up when I listen to it. She sings so beautifully. 😊 We’re giving away a calico kitten for every compliment today if you have room for a snuggle buddy. 😋

      • Bob Shapland says:

        I’d love to, but my wife’s allergic. We got a cat once and she ended up in the hospital. Not good. Thanks, though.

      • indacampo says:

        Thank you! We’ll continue to look for a home. Candy, the foster mother is going on holiday in a week so we have some time issues. 😸

  2. Pedasi Pundit says:

    Thank you for all you do for Animal Advocates of Pedasi!

  3. Thanks for sharing this amazing song. A good reminder for me to practice my sharing/caring skills along with gratitude every day! Anita

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