Abstract Chatter

Hey YOU! yah, YOU!
January 12, 2010, 11:27 pm
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So I was actually in the process of writing a new blog entry. Nothing with any real substance I’m sure. I just wanted to feel a mental release that comes from hearing the keys on the keyboard click away on my now dingy looking Mac laptop. Maybe the blog was going to be about the cold, harsh Chicago winters, or about people’s inability to truly keep their resolutions and break out of their habitual routines, or about my lackluster contribution to society. And how I desperately crave to do my part in “saving the world”. My dreams however, seem so distant from reality.

Then I do my daily round of Facebook stalking. I look up my “regulars”. My friend’s pages whom I miss to death, my family etc. And I stumble upon my husband’s page. There, I saw the following link: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6680&6680.donation=form1

And a light bulb flashed before my eyes. It was seriously an exciting “ah-ha” moment. I perpetually sit around and complain about my inability to really do something for my community, for the South of Chicago… for the world at large. But here comes this easy opportunity to open my wallet, pull out that plastic debit card, and just give. How can saving the world be that simple?

I have no real desire to appeal to anyone’s ethos. Or make anyone feel guilty for not giving. The dire situation speaks for itself. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 and intense aftershocks… a city with crumbled buildings and a hospital in ruins. A destructed city that sits in darkness … as it calls upon on us, the privileged to ‘do tha dang thang.’

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity – Buddha

one love,
(thank you, babe, for being my light bulb)