Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins: Family and Couple Activism

When you think of conscious-minded, empowering, activist role model couples Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins definitely come to mind-- for their work with everything from AIDS awareness, to working in soup kitchens and supporting their personal political beliefs is not a secret-- yet it's when they decided to balance their "activist roles" with their families needs for awhile that made me look up to them even more...

Their biggest community service project during this time is to put their children first when they are most in need of them. "I wish I did more, but I feel my family's needs are a priority," Susan said in an interview with Laura Sheaden for Beliefnet.com, "I'm not comfortable with the idea of serving the many and ignoring my family. In the bigger picture, I see myself getting more and more involved as they leave the nest and don't need the daily attention." Susan and Tim did start a great family tradition though to teach their children the "joy of service." When their children each turned 16 they marked the occasion by doing something involving community service-- which the children decided on.

What a great tradition-- and role model couple-- for others to follow! They're definitely showing people that it's not that you can't do it all, you just have to find the balance in doing it all at once.
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