Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter everyone! I had an interesting Easter experience today; I volunteered with Hosea feed the hungry with my BFF. I have volunteered before, but never working with the homeless. I’m glad I did it, but it was very emotionally draining. I mean I’ve see homeless people on the street and I given a dollar or two to the guy hanging out at the intersection right off the highway, but actually having a conversation and asking about their background? Never. It was disturbing. I didn’t know if I was going to cry or give someone my wallet. And soooooo many of the people I talked to were veterans. Veterans! I mean they served our country for God’s sake! It’s sad no matter who the person is, but I guess it hits a nerve with me, because my father is retired Army; he enlisted at 17 and served for 20 years. I remember when he came home from Desert Storm. I haven’t really talked about my background much, maybe I need start from scratch and reintroduce myself…. Maybe that will be my next post? Anyways, I am getting off subject, the point is, it’s really, really heart wrenching. This experience makes me what to do more, if I can some how help one person just a little bit, it’s worth it. My blog is light-hearted and fun, for the most part,... nothing too heavy. But after a morning like today it makes my shit seem so miniscule. Everyone has their story. Here I am bitching about being in debt (that I created) and being overweight, and there are people out there, in this country, the wealthiest country in the world, that don’t know how they are going to get their next meal, or where they are going to sleep tonight. How can we justify this? Yes, some people made bad decisions, and some people get stuck in a place so bad that it seems impossible to recover, but does that make it okay? I guess that is Capitalism, but don’t even get me started on that. I guess what I am trying to say is, be grateful for what you have and were you are in your life, because there are many, many, many people who have it much worse.