I am going to go a bit off topic on this blog from what I normally post. First of all it is my blog so I can get more personal from time to time and today is that time.
I want to address those who are “devastated” by the choice American made for President of the United States. First he is not the ideal choice….the ideal choice was eliminated early on. Next I will address what real devastation is.
Real devastation is waking up and finding out your father has passed away, and you are nine months pregnant. Real devastation is finding out your child has cancer and won’t live to see his/her teen years or even his/her first birthday. Real devastation is finding out you have cancer and you’re not sure if you can overcome it. Real devastation is a parent burying their child who has died tragically. Real devastation is coming back from battle and being treated like a third class citizen; maybe missing limbs and your dignity and dealing with the horrors you experienced in your tenure overseas. Real devastation is seeing your fellow man being treated as less than human, no matter who they voted for. Real devastation is experiencing the horrors of a tornado, flood, hurricane or earthquake and have nothing left of your existence that you worked so hard to build. Real devastation is waking up wondering how you are going to feed your children because you have to pay the rent and you don’t have anything left for food. Real devastation is finding out someone you love has taken their life. Real devastation is being homeless and not knowing if you will be alive in the morning because of your circumstances. Real devastation is not having water to drink, try going a day with out any beverage that requires clean water to make.
If you are upset over how things are going then volunteer. There are plenty of opportunities for you to help those who need it. Homeless shelters, soup kitchens, organizations to help those with cancer, nursing homes where people have no family to spend time with or who care about them, volunteer with habitat for humanity and help build someone a home, donate to worthy gofundme causes, pet shelters where animals could use a little love. If you don’t like the political climate then volunteer for your party of choice. There is a whole plethora of other organizations who could use someone ready to make a change in lives.
I have experienced many of the real devastations life has to offer and I am still here, the sun came up and yes they affected me and still affects me, but they have not made me bitter, instead have allowed me to understand, care and love deeper.
We are the change, not a man in an office. Love and cherish the people around you. Feed a homeless person, give them YOUR coat if it’s cold out. Have integrity, show people what it means to be passionate about a cause, but do it in love; be the change.