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A journalist was interviewing Mother Theresa after she won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the end of the interview he said, “Mother Theresa, you’re doing all this wonderful work for some of the world’s poorest people. Is there anything we could do to help?”

Mother Theresa said she couldn’t think of anything.

The journalist said, “Do you need some money?” She said, “No, we’re fine.”

The journalist said, “Well, isn’t there something we can do?”

Mother Theresa thought for a moment, then said,

“Well, maybe you could find someone who needs a friend and spend some time with them.”

Perhaps this is what Mother Theresa was thinking of when she said,

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer. It’s the feeling of being uncared for, unwanted, of being deserted and alone.”

We can shake our heads at the state of the world and wonder, “Why doesn’t someone do something?”

Or we can say, “I’m someone, I can do something.”