Hunger, Poverty and Homelessness -- How Can We Help?
A response to Tammy's plead on FB
Was mowing the lawn today and 'freaking' scenes and visions came to me. Mentally I was told to write the following with no intention to make it short or long. Agreed!
Why don't we remind people to get rid of useless furniture or clothing with the sign, "from the 99% of struggling America, this is for free!" I said to myself, "yeah, makes sense. We should add, 'if rich people don't have time for us, then why we should kiss their asses?'"
Not writing in particular order because we jot down things before inspiration leaves the building with Elvis. Another idea came while trimming our garage entrance.
Free Flea Market and Exchange
Make little postcards offering your service for a free flea market on your front yard. All can donate and bring stuff to your garage. The exchange would be for free, and neighbors would be able to exchange a word or two. You can rotate this Free Marketing asking who would be available for a next "excahnge."
Elders and older Fellows are not popular on CNN. Unless they won that freaking Megamillion. Then McKayla Maroney would get mad again... for no getting the media attention. Ops! But babyboomer like us are already living a life of retirements... and hope?
Offer your service to do some shopping for the elderly, and even think of ways to monitor their health. Why should you do it? Offer that 2 hours a week in your grandma/grandfather's memory. Should you get paid? I think I was told all these ideas by great spirits. Don't want to sound creepy..!
That Helpful Talent of Yours!
Share it!! For God's sake! Please Tiger Woods and Kim Kardashian, you both are getting on our way. Would you move away from our rantings? You too Britney!!
If you are a teacher, offer tutorials for struggling kids. Promote yourself on Craigslist or local Supermarket's posting boards. Lenders and credit Cards don't want you to do this.They want their precious geometric interest back. So, by sharing experience with no money involved, you will hurt that 1% of the wealthy population. Not Pablum at all! They would think better, when they head to Baja California (Cabos) for their time sharing (You are really cheap...###)
Thank The Creator
Do it for your health, lucid life and the love for your family. We were made to love and help each other. Just think about it, how many times you have done people wrong and not feeling good about it? Just picture Karma like a natural reaction to an action from life. "Treat people the way you want to be treated." All has a celestial purpose. You are reading us and making sure you get to the end...
Hunger. How can we help..?
There are practical tips that come into our minds:
- Donate 5/10 dollars in can food to your local church
- Offer your help in cooking for the poor-- 2 hours on a weekeng won't kill anyone. Besides will do you good.
- Volunteer and create your own meal on wheels if you are bold enough to cater. The needy list can be obtained from your City Hall, or Fire department. They will refer you to trusted sources.
Just remember, we are keeping the middle man away, and reconnecting your humanity. Did you know that we wrote this from our hearts? Who is dictating these words? Why we didn't mention Salvation Army?
Homelesness: Real Life Situations
We can go anywhere with our minds and capture moments with deep feelings.
Just Quick Real Timing Examples
We see Mark, as clear as the daylight, a 39 years old divorced who lost his job to a consulting firm in Manhattan. His actual job? A clerk at a Auto-part delaership. He lost a family, an accounting job and his brand new V8 Seqouia Toyota to the "repo-man." Now he rents a room on a second floor house, a family house.
His landlord is Mary Jane, an 83 years old senior citizen, who has a sick hubby who gave his life for this country. Social security is not enough for her to make ends meet, and had to rent her second floor in order to survive. Why are we telling you all these? This is simply happening all over. People is downsizing and becoming aware of the devastating financial situation. There should be a reason for everything, but for now we think God knows what he is doing. Debbie Brooks or Faith Reaper would say it better: "When you reach rock bottom, there is nothing but going up...way up!" Are we losing the American dream?
The Beggar Sleeping Under the Bridge...
We stopped one day and saw an old an raggedy fellow sleeping under the highway bridge. Suddenly, we had visions of him. He must've been someone somewhere. I knew, he had a story of his own. But physically he was completely gone. Alcohol and those dry lips prevented me from waking him up. The thing is, there was a story behind these people, who covered their dreams with a piece of cardboard from Walmart. They were not as lucky as we are. Again, this article is written from nothing but our mind, and we just go with the flow.
The Harvest Man and The Rich
Who do see happier? The immigrant working 12 hours a day, picking up those berries and letucces for all of us? Or Silvester Stallone mourning his son's death? Who is happier? A single mom working fro minimum wage at a factory, or Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Christina? Who is healthier? Who got more vitamin D and E from the sun? Just to give you an example.
Do you think 40 billion dollars kept Steve Jobs alive? Do you think 560 millions lost in one day did change Mark Zuckerberg's heart? What does Google's Larry Page and Sergei Brin should do to keep this country afloat? They forgot they started In that garage back in 1997? Do we really see a future for Michael Jackson kids?
We know Bill Gates is busy with another countries ... but Gee Billy! Can you just make your parents prouder and keep things for real? Amanda Gates, we know you want to erradicate AIDS from other Nations, but just think of our flag and our freedom; do you guys want to keep America a "home for the brave?"
Do you think Tom Cruise's step daughter lives a happy life? Sorry for your loss John Travolta. We don't need fame and go insane. And the list goes on!
Back To Us..!
It is up to us to start to change, and we know we can do it ourselves. John F. Kennedy said better, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"
We are not ready for a revolution, because everyone has interests and hidden pacts. We all know drugs abound. We all know about our maffia fellows. But when will we say, enough was enough?
A Little of History
The Indians gave us hope by sparing our lives, and fed us through our first winter in mainland America. The feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest , gave us an initial sense of camaraderie.
Is time to recapture the feeling of giving back to our fellow citizens and regain the humanity that made this country great. So help us God!
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