The boys are sleeping.
I'm not sure for how much longer, so I'm going to try to type quickly.
I've been sitting here, thinking about what to do with my fair trade efforts next.
I write once a week, but I really haven't had the structure of time set aside just to work recently. I think summer weekends tend to be quite busy, and since my working time was usually Saturday morning/afternoon (prime get-together/travelling/much-needed family time), my efforts have been kind of squished into the more empty spots of my days.
I know that I cannot change a system that is so often bent on "more for less" on my own. I don't despair over that, but I also am not quite sure where to go from here.
I'd love to host a screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate," hold a little discussion, provide fair trade chocolate-based snacks, that sort of thing...but who would come ? And where would I have it?
I don't know HOW to change things, but I know that doesn't mean I get to give up.
There is no giving up on something I am passionate about.
Discouragement at times, yes. But no quitting.
I do know that I can make changes to what I do. I know that I can do something to make sure I am gracious and knowledgeable when someone does want to have a conversation about fair trade/small farmers/ workers rights/slavery.
I know that I can try things and fail and try things again.
Not only can but should and need to.
It's about time to try (a few new) things.