Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I saw a group of retired people from America, California I think it was, on tv that helped out by gathering and packing food for people who didn't know where their next meal was coming from and then dropped it off to them, some of the people helping needed help too.
When I was growing up in a small town we left our doors unlocked, we visited our neighbours without our parents,we walked to school, we walked the neighbourhood alone, if we acted up our parents knew and we were told off, we were taught policeman were the good guys and that we helped people who needed it.
In the 70's our house was burglarised by kids wanting smokes and we started using the keys to lock the doors. We lost something that night more than goods we lost the safe feeling we grew up with.
We didn't have homeless people, and if anyone we knew was sick or old we were there with food or help for the gardens or a ride to the doctors, or to look after the animals.
When I had a young family and needed help as hubby tried to get his business going we were given bread once a week from a local church group who went out to the bakery and picked up the bread, packaged it and distributed it to all around. It was a lovely day we looked forward to. Later on we helped them. Then the government decided it was a health issue and banned it.
It made me sad that these people in America were helping each other and wondered how soon they would be stopped also.
Nowadays we have homeless people and needy people and so many laws and regulations governing what we can do or not do. There seems to be a wide gap between our beliefs and our actions as a nation and as humanity.
We pay lots of money in taxes and we get great monuments to politicians built with it but it's usually non profit organisations who actually help people. Something is wrong with this.
Just a thought...