I’m so much cooler online to paraphrase Brad Paisley. In the real world I’m a total dork and a half. Seriously. Really there’s nothing cool about me. I’m glad you are willing to believe I’m somewhat hip. Honored I am.
Poverty is a problem for people all over the world. It’s not a character flaw it’s a unfortunate situation good people find themselves in. They work hard but still can’t seem to make ends meet. When children are involved then the situation is even more serious. Everyone deserves the basics of life and no one should go without. Being poor is nothing to be ashamed of. Helping the least of these is something we all are called to do.
In America its Red Nose Day, an event to help kids around the world. It got its start in the UK and has raised over $1 billion for charities that help relieve poverty. To learn more click the link below.
To my younger followers….folks in their 20’s and below, I thank you for following. I hope we are learning about the world we live in from each other. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to blog in a diverse community. I consider you peers, friends, equals. The fact that you follow a dude in his mid-40’s (45 to be excact) is remarkable. Creating a safe place to exchange ideas is important you know. Keep on blogging.
We live in a time when people are looking for scapegoats for everything. It’s a serious problem when things are changing rapidly and people are losing control over their personal situations. When people are stressed because they have lost their jobs and their standing in life they need to find a reason for it. The more things change, the more they stay the same and we can look to our past during times in our history when some people were persecuted for being different and wanting the same things other people have. It’s a troubling thing to scapegoat because sometimes the problem is closer to home than you think.
Scapegoating has been used to justify racism, homophobia, discrimination and more. It still is a problem with some folks who cannot accept the change we have in the world.
Whatever you are doing today that you may be struggling with just know you can do this. Keep on moving forward and things will be alright. Struggles get the best of me from time to time but I make the choice to keep on going. In this life you have to keep working at whatever you are doing and stay as positive as possible. You got this.
Don’t let your work keep you away from people and things you love. Working is important and each of us has a calling in life to do something to provide for our families and to make the world a better place. Sometimes money changes everything. However don’t let that work get in the way of other things that are important to you. Balance is great if you can achieve it.