Friday, April 5, 2013

Blind Spot

Today, you passed at least 10 desperate souls.  Medicine.  Clothing.  Food.  Safe shelter.  A smile.  You remember the exact contents of your grocery cart, but how many of those souls did you notice?
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Trifextra Week Sixty-Two
 
"We want you to give us thirty-three words of advice.  Your advice can be to anyone or about anything."
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12 comments:

  1. exactly. Where your and for that matter my perspective. Great one, Goddess.

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  2. Very thought-provoking. Awesome job.

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  3. This is beautiful advice. Actually, I don't remember what I got at the market, but I did take a homeless guy to lunch and we sat over coffee. He said I was an angel, but I told him, HE was the angel, sharing his story with me and spending time with me, a stranger who wanted company. Amy

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  4. To save the world, it is overwhelming at times. But this is true, we should do something for people in need before it is too late to help them.

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  5. Beautiful advice in this piece. So important to stop and acknowledge our fellow humans. Fantastic take on the prompt!

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  6. Ouch. Strong words. Strong image. Eloquently biting as usual!

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  7. Open your eyes, right? Great job.

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  8. beautiful reminder to be human. (ouch)

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  9. My wife is a teacher, too. At her school, she helps run a club she created called, The Friendship Club. The mandate of her club is to promote acts of kindness by children toward the world. She has helped her children organize things like food and toy drives but, also, they help raise money and blankets, etc., for the local animal shelter, they care for a community garden next to their school, they filled shoe boxes with supplies for our troops in Afghanistan and the list goes on and on. But, what I enjoy most about my wife's club is the type of kid who tends to sign up; the quiet kids, the wall flowers, the ones who don't stand a chance of making the sports teams or the drama productions. The Friendship Club sends the message that every person is important and has the potential to make a difference in the lives of others. What a powerful, powerful message to give to those kids whose voices are so rarely heard. I love my wife and am very proud of the job she does everyday in her school.

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  10. So true, so often we ignore, those that suffer more than we do. Our carts filled high with food, our clothes clean, our shoes without holes. Inspiring read!

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