What are you waiting for? Life seems to be moving faster and faster, the older I get. Anyone else feel that way? Partially cause I think the time/space narrows as we age. OK, maybe not. But just a thought.
I’d like to think of myself as someone who goes after things as often as possible, yet I get clues popping up that tell me I could do more. Actively be involved more. It’s one thing to say I’m going to do something, another to do it. Any procrastinators in the audience today? You don’t have to raise your hand.
When you give to charities, does it feel like work, or does it just come naturally? Oh? You say the economy is not good so you have to hoard it all for yourself right now? Hmmm, interesting thought, but if you’re in a tight spot, helping one another shouldn’t be an economic decision. Help others and you too will receive help.
Many times I’m told, just let others help me, I don’t have to do a thing because I’m disabled. This is not how I was brought up. Plus it just doesn’t feel right. There are many professions, and yes they get paid, that are helpers. Teachers, nurses, care givers, and more. These are people that could choose any career, but they choose to help others. It’s a rewarding thing!
Yet, we take these for granted, we ask for things over and over, yet unwilling to give back. Charities or giving of your time doesn’ have to be just around Christmas…it should be all year round.
Maybe it’s time to give a care giver a vacation, a mother of a child with extra care a break, to help out in a classroom as a volunteer, donate some money to the food pantries. In what we call an economic crisis, we are still human beings with the means to help, to care, to act. You don’t have to be wealthy to experience wealth.