I very much like chronicler's post about food waste. She says at the end, "I cannot go to Niger," referring to her inability to do much to alleviate the suffering there.
I've made statements like this before, but I wonder what they really mean. What could I do if I went to Niger? What could I have done in Indonesia? What can I do in Kyrgyzstan or in the United States?
Donating money is always a good option, and I'm satisfied with the amount we are able to donate. But still, that seems too simple. I don't feel like I'm really doing anything. I teach my children about the realities of life in other parts of the world, but, important as education is, it doesn't really change anything.
I know I should be satisfied with the little we are able to do and keep in mind that I can't fix food my older son likes, much less trying to solve the food problems of the world. But it would be nice if there were something we could quietly do in Kyrgyzstan to help, if only a little.