Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Visionary of The Week: Marianne Bolton
Marianne Bolton is a young adult who devotes her time to help make the world a better place. Recently she has started to work voluntarily at Jer’s Vision. “I wasn’t required to work with Jer’s Vision, but I do because it stands for what I believe in”. This isn’t the only thing Marianne has recently done. She regularly donates her time, giving a helping hand to many different organizations that deal with worldly issues, including helping with the earthquake in Haiti. Her newest project is helping with the International Day of Pink.
Marianne explains that she has had many impactful things happen to her but that one of the greatest was something small but very true. When she was volunteering at an art camp called Arc-enciel (Rainbow) a young girl ran up her and noticed that she was dressed in black clothing. “You don’t look much like a rainbow” said the Curious and confused girl. Marianne smiled then responded as if the girl asked a question, “Trust me. I’m full of rainbows”. The girl then held Marianne’s hand smiling back up at her. “This might not mean anything to someone else but to me it meant a lot” explained Marianne.
Whenever Marianne hears about things like war, discrimination and racism she remembers two famous quotes that have stuck with her for a long time. The first one being a quote by Ghandi "You must never lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." And Marianne’s favourite: "Be the change you wish to see in the world". She says:“If you want something enough, you can make anything happen. By helping one person, you can help a thousand. It's never too late to make a change.” This is the easiest way to make a difference and the message she would like to portray.