Blindness In More Ways Page 2Author: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2011
. . . . help someone who is hard pressed to get ahead because they do not have the skills, or the where withal to take advantage of opportunities, or to even know how to take advantage of educational programs specifically designed for part-time attendance because no one has shown them the way?
No, it does not mean this at all. What it means is that giving to others is more a state of mind, the ability to see beyond our own selfishness, or our own self-image or ego.
It means that we are human and every human has a responsibility to help those who are not as well positioned to help themselves.
It means that we continue to offer kindness, consideration, and assistance because whether we want to admit it or not, we all had help of one sort or another to accomplish what we wanted, or to be where we wanted, or to have more than we ever imagined.
It is also true, unfortunately, that many people who have the means, the time and the opportunity do not help in any way shape or form. They somehow seem to expect that everybody else should help but them. Is this just plain selfishness? Or, is it more about whom they really are inside?
Not everyone who has the means needs to help every time with everything. This is not to say, however, that there sight is impaired. They know the situations and circumstances of many desperate people but still choose to ignore them. It is something like seeing a sinking ship and just goes sailing by.
Are You Fortunate?
The fortunate are those who know how to care, how to demonstrate kindness and know how to set their priorities in life consistent with the true and genuine nature of great people.
I would welcome you to the fold; it is never too late to shed your blinders and see the world as one where all people are caring and able and willing to assist. Giving and helping others will make this world a better place!
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
"To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand." Edward Everett Hale
"To do more for than the world than the world does for you - that is success." Henry Ford
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