Quote of the Day: To criticize the lost is to smother the last of hope. (Ethel Hayes DeGroodt)
I am sure there have been days for everyone where they felt like they were at the end of their rope. Knowing that each of us has went through it at one time or another would increase the chances that we should understand the needs of another. If that is so, then why do we criticize those at their lowest?
Take a moment and reflect in your own heart and soul. Can you remember the last compliment that you offered to someone who may have appeared to have nothing? Did you turn your head when you walked past the homeless man sitting on the curb asking for a cigarette? Have you ever just donated something to someone who you knew really needed it?
Within each of us there lies the opportunity to share our wealth with those less fortunate. I am not talking about handing all your money over to everyone you pass. However, I am talking about how many times you have given a day at a soup kitchen to serve those who have once served someone else. There are many ways to help without gloating of your deeds.
Churches, soup kitchens, food pantries, Veterans hospitals, local community benefits, animal shelters and the many auctions that occur each day to help families in need- these are the places where little love lives but much love is given. Take a moment and take stock of what you have in life, while you may not think it’s much, there is someone out there who thinks you are lucky.
Everyone has something that someone else could use. Why is it that greed takes over when we decide we don’t need something. Take some of those yard sale items this spring and summer and donate to your local resources. Many people will quietly thank you as they wrap your old blanket around them each cool night.