With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, many of my friends and I are thinking of ways to give back to society the blessings that we have received throughout the year. Personally, I have just finished setting up a website for a charitable organization and would soon use it as a vehicle for donation drives. Yet some of us will be donating some cash to orphanages but I have been thinking that no matter how much we donate, our impact will not be too big because of our small outreach.
And then early this morning, I read about this 12-year-old boy Bilaal Rajan who realized the power of making change, starting with himself and canvassing the help of children around the world.
Reading about Bilaal Rajan, I feel a sense of shame. As a working adult in the modern world, I, like many other people, have been too busy chasing after one material item after another and I salute a boy like Bilaal Rajan for teaching me selflessness of that level. People say that charity should begin at home but that should not necessary be the case, right?
I am amazed by Bilaal’s untiring effort to help make the world a better place for children in other parts of the world. If you would like to support his cause, you could buy his book or make a direct donation via this webpage: http://www.bilaalrajan.com/donations.html