Tuesday, January 19, 2010
i get by with a little help from my friends...
I've been dilly-dallying around waiting on inspiration for a blog entry, but not one thing has made me want to write. I've been absorbing all the world's events.....daily stresses of life...thinking about how I can help, what I can't do to help....thinking about how I am sitting here with a roof over my head, clean water, clothes on my back, my loved ones safe and accounted for.....feeling so much compassion for those in Haiti...for those who are still displaced from Hurricane Katrina....from anyone and everyone who is or has suffered. Even with that heaviness, I am still grateful for what I do have and what I can do to help.
As I've absorbed so much in, I've also heard so much negativity from Americans about our country helping Haiti. Are you kidding me? I'll say it again....ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I feel like shaking people and asking ' what the hell are you thinking?'.....we are all here....we should have compassion for each other, not sitting around bitching and complaining that our country is giving aid and money to a place that just had the rug pulled out from under them. Yes we have poor, yes we have homeless, yes we have problems in this country....but are we not all human? do we not all have emotions, feelings, hearts, problems, mouths of feed, etc etc.....Why would you complain about anyone helping anyone else....at least there are people getting help that they most assuredly need. What world are you living in that you have an issue with that?
Anyway, that being said.....I understand America as a country has its own issues to tend to....but we are ONE world...we have those issues to tend to as well....how could one ignore a devastating natural disaster and say, 'sorry, we just can't help you this time....better luck next time.'
Blah, blah.....I just couldn't keep quiet anymore about it. We are here for each other....to love, to help, to share. It's plain and simple. That's all we need to know.
If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain.