Be the Change

January 11, 2013 at 9:58 am 2 comments

“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” is one of the quotes you would spot in our house. A good friend is planning to make some signs that say, “Be the change you wish to see in South Bend.” I really like that idea. It makes me think of a way to twist a famous JFK quote, “Ask not what South Bend can do for you, but what you can do for South Bend.”

I started this blog many, many months ago out of a desire to share stories that  might inspire people to take action, to be involved, to help change things for the better. There are so many ways to get involved and connected to the community. I am currently looking for stories that will inspire you, that will help you take that first step to “be the change.” Drop me a quick note to tell me what you need to hear about to get excited about this idea of involvement and action.

This blog is for you and for the community. Help me make it useful for South Bend. Comment away. One lucky person that comments will win a small gift card. It might be your lucky day. And if it’s not, think about the good that could come out of your words. Thanks for loving South Bend!!

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  • 1. Helen Richards  |  January 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I have many memories of down town being an exciting place and all the great shopping. Remember when Penny’s Store moved to mall and Sears that I stated that I would never shop at their stores again. Have not been to mall on Grape Road in over 12 years. Do shop at Erskine plaza. Helen


  • 2. James Brogdon  |  January 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Both the “be the change” and “ask not” quotes are spectacular ideas. I know that in my case, engagement takes a long time, and little things like seeing “be the change” add up over time until I hit a tipping point and get involved in one thing or another. The efforts of community activists are cumulative!


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