Very good points you make Grace...if I can put in my two pennorth!Now that the subject is up re charity
and kind feeling for our fellow man -
would like opinions on the
and what it has turned out to be... in 2012:
I sometimes feel [here, at any rate]
and I'm not AT ALL eluding to Boomer and his
very good deed.]
At high emotional points of the year,
people come into their own, with charity events;
a need to seek folks out and feed them, help them
give them gifts etc -
whereas at all other times of year
these folks just don't seem to matter
they disappear, into the underworld.
I KNOW none of us can care for EVERYONE
*all year round* but, to me
there us a falseness in running about
underprivileged folks at CHRISTMAS
prying them with clothes and gifts
simply because it's Christmas -
and not caring as much -
all year round as to
where they disappear to after that.
I have a real problem with that,
I prefer 'continuity'
It's also like
[and please, don't think I'm nuts for
saying this, but it's *really* genuinely how 'I' feel]
On morning radio,
the presenter made a quip when advertising
the up & coming topics on his radio show.
'We will be discussing the economy:
Inexpensive gifts for Christmas
We will be visiting DEATH ROW
and looking at the most suitable candidates
for Christmas dinner:
Sorry, but, as a vegetarian, the callous humor of no 3..
fell harsh on my ears. harsh indeed.
This is a great thread for fine intelligent
I'd love more views on this whole subject
of CHRISTMAS.. and all that entails.
and wishing everyone of our regulars here
a contented weekend:
It seems to me that holiday times are the times it hits hardest when one is alone/homeless. To have a family reach out and make them feel part of it can make the difference between hope and despair, not just the meal, but the act of kindness and the company.
Help is everywhere for all other times, perhaps it has to be sought, but it's there. Charity shops, collections of food in
stores, shelters providing accomodation..and etc. I know you
do your bit by contributing to the charity shops, as I do...
I wouldn't mind betting that most people here do, I know FLOWER does.
So in answer, we CAN help all year round in actual fact.
As for the presenter's remark...totally unecessary and absolutely thoughtless. I can understand how you feel.
Here is one good thing his harsh and thoughtless words have brought about....no turkey for us this Christmas Grace! I mean it.
He may have done more good than harm.
Have a good day my friend, calmer day here at least, than yesterday, the lake burst it banks last night!