Monday, December 24, 2012

If Everyone Cared


Singing, "Amen I, I'm alive"

            - Nickelback




 


As I'm sitting alone on Christmas Eve, by choice, escaping the season to be greedy I'm thinking how little I've contributed to the world this year.  I watch the news, outraged.  "Why doesn't someone do something!" I want to yell - as I sit in my comfy chair eating popcorn and doing nothing to help feed someone who's hungry, or warm someone who's cold, or visit someone who's lonely...

My excuse used to be that as a single mom I had no time and no money.  That one is no longer valid, so what is my excuse now?

When next I visit the grocery store, I can spend 5 more dollars and donate to the food pantry.  It's not much, but it's a start.  

I should find a place to volunteer.  Where?  I'm not sure...     

10 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I applaud you! Volunteer work is so enriching. Check your local battered women's or homeless shelter or the food banks. There are loads of opportunities.

Brian Miller said...

it is a start...and we give what we can as we can you know....it starts with those little steps....great song too! merry christmas jen...

Robert Geiss said...

Please have you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think you're being a little tough on yourself, I'm sure you've given in ways you might not recognize. If you want to volunteer, find the local food pantry and deliver something in person. It might open a new door for you. Merry Christmas!

sage said...

Be gentle with yourself during these holy days, Jen. Yes, we can do something, but we can't save the world. But we can bring a little joy and that's enough. Have a wonderful New Year celebration!

Tempo said...

Hi Jen, any little bit we can help is a big different in someone's life. Just being nice to people is a big start...

Rachel Cotterill said...

I know what you mean. We could all do more - it's a question of where to start.

Unknown Mami said...

Oh there are so many great places you could volunteer. Keep us posted.

BrightenedBoy said...

You know, local government usually have a list of charities in the area. That could be a good jumping-off point.

BrightenedBoy said...

Local "governments," sorry. Plural!

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