If not us, then who? If not now, then when?


Lately music seems to really speak to me. This has been a reoccurring theme throughout my life but it seems like it’s been ages since I’ve heard so much music that just speaks to me. I was running on the treadmill listening to my Rdio Shazam playlist today and heard a song that I clearly wanted to save for later – Do Something by Matthew West. Here are some lyrics that caught my attention as I ran:

So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”

I thought about how I felt shortly after Katy’s death, after I hear of another life lost to cancer, when I hear about my friends going through painful treatments to fight this disease, when I hear of another diagnosis.

He said, “I did, I created you

That hit me square between the eyes. God’s placed me on this earth and that line couldn’t be more true! I need to be doing everything within my power to make a change, a difference… I need to be doing something!

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

I continued to repeat the song and just listen. That chorus still grabs my attention each time I play the song and really made me think about my life.

Tomorrow (or today if you’re reading this on February 4, 2014) is World Cancer Day. Three years ago I entered the fight to end cancer. I may not be personally working to cure a cancer in a lab somewhere but I’m doing what I can to fight the fight. I’ve committed to riding in Pelotonia until they find a cure. I decided that it was time to do something.

So today on World Cancer Day I’m not asking you to ride 180 miles or raise $2200.00 (though you’re welcome!). What I’m asking is that you just do something. If you want to help me fight the fight then I’d encourage you to donate to my ride over at www.pelotonia.org/massie.

Need some more motivation – take a second and watch this:

Maybe someday, together, we will find a cure for this horrible disease once and for all.

It’s time for us to do something!