“Its always their fault isn’t it, never ours, no no no, don’t be crazy, how one earth can it be our fault? Come now, don’t be ridiculous, us? NEVER will it be our fault, hell no, get a life, wake up, smell some coffee. It’s not our fault it’s theirs!!!”
“What do you mean it is my fault? How dare you even begin to imply that it could be our fault, are you blind? Do you not see what they do? What they are doing to us, our country, our world?”
“What do you do?”
“I am serious, What do you do???”
Can you answer that question, pause for a moment and stop pointing those fingers.
Answer the simple question…
What do you do?
It is not such a hard question to ask, perhaps it is a harder one to answer.
I’m not talking about that big monetary donation you made a big fanfare about giving (Hope that tax break was a great one for your bank account).
No, what I am asking is… What have you done to make this place, this country, this world a better place to live in. Don’t throw that excuse of “I am only one person” and don’t even being to think of trying the “I have nothing to give” excuse.
We often go through life expecting our governments to do the necessary “dirty” work. We expect others to fix our homeless problems, our unemployment, our street kids, the pollution, and the state of our world.
Ever put all those spare blankets you have in the cupboard that you never use in the back of the car, the trunk of the car (boot in SA)? I mean what do you do with those extra blankets that lie in your cupboard being eaten by bugs?
Right this minute there are millions upon millions of people, kids, sleeping on the streets. They sleep on pavements, on gravel. They sleep with spiders crawling up their ripped pants, through their holey shoes. They sleep with no goodnight kiss. They sleep with no warmth of a cozy blanket or a warm meal in their stomachs.
What do you do?
Do you ever find that you have all this food in the back of your cupboard, food that just sits there getting old and stale, food that is probably past its use by date. Food that could be dropped off at a shelter on the way to work. Food that could be given to the kid at your car window at the stop street.
Why is it that people choose to rather shout at these kids? these people? Why is that people choose to curse them and the government for the problem? The irritation of having them beg, having them ask for something that we take for granted each and every day.
[place your politicians name here]
We go on and on about this politician and that politician, this one will do that, that one will do this. We get into these big arguments about it. We curse one another and at times it can turn into a full blooded rage. Newspapers go on and on about it. It gets heated.
Imagine if we all put the same amount of energy into solving the worlds problems.
You, Me, Us.
Can you imagine what we could accomplish?
Can you IMAGINE?
There are ways you can help, things you can do, reach out and touch someone’s life, anyone’s life. If you don’t or can’t get involved then help someone else help someone.