Friday, April 1, 2011

Look at what we GOT, not at what we ain't GOT

OK, I know... the grammar is terrible but I hope that it will ring true with you today. Just finished reading an article in the local paper about the efforts of some to establish a homeless camp in the area to help those that are without a roof over their heads. In reading the article, I could almost hear the NIMBY (not in my back yard) crowd chanting before the County Commission. Oh my, how spoiled we are.
The same thought comes to mind when I see people demanding ONLY organic or the likes and yet so many around the world have no idea IF they are even going to have a meal today. Now I'm not saying that I'm against organically grown food. If that's your thing... OK, but don't demand it on to others.
We are a spoiled people. We want it all and we look down our big fat noses at those who don't have as much as we do and wonder... "what's wrong with them? It's their fault that they're in the mess that they're in."
How fleeting our earthly gains can be. Don't think so, ask anyone that was in northern Japan a month ago.
Walk today with compassion towards those less fortunate. Extend a hand and help. Roll down your window at the stoplight and give him a dollar. Not to make YOU feel better but instead because it is just the right thing to do. Stop with the excuses and reach out to the less fortunate.