The Art Of Bothering

image courtesy BBC (RubberBall / Alamy)

Just when I thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, it has. The issues confronting this country (and the world beyond) makes one tempted to roll over on ones back, legs up in defeat. I need not mention them. You all know- especially in the USA.

This enormity of disasters makes one wonder- is it all hopeless? What good can I do that will make a difference? I’ve been thinking all this week about this question “why bother?” This is what I came up with…


To pick up a stray dog

To swerve for a mouse

To vote

To let another cut in front of you

To pick up litter

To eat less meat

To cook

To mend

To care about climate change

To do something about it

To smile at strangers

To call instead of text

To donate

To volunteer

To walk instead of drive

To write a real letter

To write to your congressperson

To write poetry

To draw

To sing

To dance

If each small intention

were a berry

one doesn’t satisfy

Many would make a delicious pie

Let’s get baking

image by the author

Alanna also blogs at

4 thoughts on “The Art Of Bothering

  1. Your words orchestrated emotions within me in a very beautiful way! Thank you for sharing such a majestic piece of writing. According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them.

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