Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It seems like every time you turn on the news its another unbeleivable disaster/Crime/ Terrorist attack. And the residual attrition are the victims, their family and friends. And if I am correct, it also includes you and me and our fellow countrymen. Yes...its because we have either a deeply religious faith, moral concern, or most importantly...a conscience. I just rode a charity cycling event for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. We raised over $7, 000 for the victims and their families. I'm working with the Organizers of that event to do a combined charity event for the victims of the Tornado in Oklahoma and the horrendous explosion in West, Texas. Nothing we can do will ever bring back those who lost their family members, their children, wives, husbands, parents, or other loved ones. Nothing will bring back their missing limbs, lost eyesight or other life altering injuries.
But just for a minute...please, imagine yourself in their place, helpless, afraid, and wondering how you're going to face another day without a child or other family member who used to grace your life with their beautiful spirit. You see people...strangers from all across our country, the world, who you'll probably never meet, who cared enough to not only raise money, no matter how poor or rich, and who also were emotionally tied to you and your loss by breaking down and sharing tears and prayers to help you get back on your feet and live again.
Well...that's who we are...We are a proud, caring society who shares the burden of disasters and terrorist attacks and we selflessly look at the victims and see ourselves. Because...someday...it may be us laying on the pavement in Boston. It may be us looking for our loved ones in a crater where a fertilizer plant once stood in West, Texas. And it may be us blanklessly staring at our home, our memories, our family members swept away, demolished, gone because a monstrous tornado chose our neighborhood, our kids elementary school to wreak its path of total dstruction. God bless the victims. They will be in our prayers....but do for those as they would do for you. Take a day off if necedsary, organize a fundraiser, have your kids draw a picture and send it to the school district or victims to let them know we care. Its these seemingly insignificant jestures sll combinef that give these folks....our fellow countrymen, a reason to go on living. Their loss is OUR burden...our cross to bear. God bless all of those out there that have or plan to help. And God bless all my sparkfriends for reading this and caring deeply about others. You are all in the hearts of the victims.
As always....Peace, Prayers, and Good Health to all, Scott.