As I view the world around me I find myself wondering what ever happened to helping your neighbors? I mean, I am a work at home mother of three and I rarely get a break. The one person who will babysit my sons is my sister and boy am I thankful for her. My family isn’t very involved with my children, oh wait some of them would die to take Princess Ki anytime but my poor sons no one other than my father and sister has offered to take them. This is only my side of the family, Justin’s family would take their nephews or grandsons most anytime.
You see neighbors helping neighbors and families helping families is what makes the world go around. My children get to grow up with Mom and Dad being around them more than anyone else, except of course once they hit the school ages, which my oldest is in school now. The point being, whatever happened to people being compassionate, to the barter system, to people helping others in need instead of looking down upon them.
Lately I find myself seeing that if you don’t have money then you can’t get much done in this world. Although, I am a firm believer that if you keep your positive thoughts, your head held high and give to others in anyway you can that karma will feed you back in the long haul. I have been one who has benefited from karma, being kind, outgoing and giving to others in ways that I can has always proved to be wonderful for me.
It’s like everyone is so busy in their own lives, too busy trying to make a living, too busy trying to pay the bills that they don’t take the time to see that there are people in this world who are living paycheck to paycheck barely making it but are happy in love about life. It’s those people who are hard working, positive thinking and compassionate that deserve a break in life. Those that sit back and take but never give back shouldn’t get a dime worth of my time or anyone else’s. It’s all about giving and receiving, it’s all about bartering and it’s all about human compassion.
What I would do if I were making enough money to pay for my family and a huge house with a huge yard and a huge car is that I would downsize to a home that fits my needs versus my bank account. Once my extra money being spent unwisely was freed up I would give back to my community, mainly the children, because they are our future and it breaks my heart to see parents no longer being parents. Most pass their kids off or worse, allow them to walk the streets of town to fend for themselves. Is this what we want for our future? I say not.
Since when did our world become so shallow that you have to have a big bank account to do a thing in this world? I mean really … isn’t our country built on those that worked their butts off and earned everything they had? I wish some days that I could find those people who still firmly believe in the barter system or the neighbor helping neighbor situations because then I know I would have some dear friends, life long friends, that I would be proud to call my friends!