By Tina Huynh (8 June 2012)
Earlier this week, I witnessed the blood bank van leave my former high school. It made me happy, to know that the students are continuing to donate blood. It was the second time that I had witnessed the bus leaving in the past year.
Not only that though, I knew that my efforts were the reason why the van was leaving the school, and why students and staff are still donating at school. Put it this way: I knew that I was the reason the bus was leaving the school with new donations, for those who need it most.
After seeing the van, I reflected. How, my actions in organising my grade group in donating blood at the school, has lived on. I did it, because for one, there was the lack of service coming in for students to donate in the first place. If it was organised beforehand, and I had seen other students donate, then that would be a different story.
Back to the point though, if we see a lack of something, isn’t it just natural to do something about it? I question this, as this was what I had done two and a half years ago. I found that a lack of something gives you the motivation to take action. I hope this concept makes sense, surely it does, because other events and causes are created based on motivation right?
Overall, I was pleased to see the bus leave. And with my realisation that the lack of, means motivation to… do something that is right, or charitable. However you see it.
I would be pleased to hear any experiences from you about any actions you have taken, or stories from others that you know. Please email me any comments or stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing some great stories.