I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that.
Then I realised, I was somebody. –
Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. 1939 –
Just sitting here on a winter’s day thinking of all I could/should be doing and also about the things that appear to be way out of my control.
- How many homeless people are there in this land of plenty?
- How many children are hungry and ill-clothed for this weather?
- How many people are dealing with a terminal illness?
- How many people are getting on with their lives with long, if not terminal illness?
And I realise that there is little I can do about these problems. But there is something I can do for one or two of those forced to beg on the streets, or forced to go to the FoodBank to be able to feed their family. I can give small amounts of money to a couple of these people and can add to the FoodBank collection at our grocery store when doing my shopping. Small things, but if we all do something the small things add up.
And I can continue to volunteer at the hospice in the hope that some small thing I do can make the end of somebody’s life a little easier.
So what can you do today?
This rant was brought on after being in town yesterday. I parked beside the Ronald McDonald House and saw distraught parents, I saw two homeless guys begging and the FoodBank collection pod at the supermarket.
Yesterday’s foray into town brought home to me just how lucky I am. I have a warm, safe home in which I live, I have food in the larder and money in my pocket and am not suffering from any major illness or disease. Fortunate indeed!