Power of One: Each of us is but one person: limited, burdened with our own cares and responsibilities. We may feel there is so much to be done, and we have so little to give…
When we leave this world, there will still be millions of people struggling for their basic needs. Maybe we can’t change the entire world, but there isn’t one of us who can’t help change one person’s whole world. ONE at a time. We can make a difference… (Rishika Jain)
#1. Globally, 10.9% of the world is living on less than $2 a day.
#2. For every 1,000 children born, 41 will die before they turn five years old.
#3. Globally in 2016, over 63 million children were not attending school.
#4. The number of hungry people in the world has increased over the last few years. One in nine people in the world habitually go hungry, and, as a result, suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Food security is the biggest threat to the overall health of the human population, more so than malaria, tuberculosis or HIV.
#5. Today, approximately 12% of the world’s total population is still practicing open defecation.
Open defecation means people are defecating outside, whether that be in a field, on a sidewalk, or behind a home or a bush. When people defecate outside, human feces find their way into food and water sources, polluting and causing disease among people in those communities.
We all face problems and challenges in life, don’t we? Above I’ve listed 5 of the top ones worldwide that, while sounding extreme to most of us, are the reality to much of this planet’s population.
These are all problems and challenges that are very complex, and most would probably agree that there is no one answer or easy solution. Lack of healthcare, education, and food or water shortages are just a few of the enormous issues that plague this planet. They are issues that need to be addressed and helped for sure.
However, despite the incredible work and contributions around the globe by a whole lot of caring people and organizations, these problems continue to exist for a large segment of the world’s population. This doesn’t mean that we can’t do our part to help alleviate the problems and make the world a better place, even if it is just helping one person at a time.
Friends, while there are many huge problems in this world, there are also so many blessings and things to be grateful for. In the spirit of practicing gratitude, let us remember the power of one as we do our part to improve the lives of others.
You can’t navigate through this world alone, and when you can work together and focus on what’s truly important and within your reach, only the best is yet to come!