Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by SplitInfinity
That does seem like it was a long time ago. Just think, in a week it will have been a whole year. Merry Christmas Split.
Merry Christmas Randy! I try VERY hard to do something good for others on Christmas. I run several charities but I try to do something one on one
with someone in need.
I am very lucky and even though I have worked very hard to be wealthy and I was not given anything other than my good health and mind as well as a
good family and My Girl for the support as well as brain power that allows me to plan and create things that allow me such good fortune....there are
many people who either did not have such support or perhaps turned left when they should have turned right and because of it have ended up living in
their car or in a cardboard box.
People like this not only need food and shelter but they need one other very important thing that will help them rise up and take on their issues and
Demons. This most important of things is SELF RESPECT.
When you can look at yourself in the mirror and see yourself and RESPECT what you see...all your other problems will seem much smaller and you will
start looking at those problems as things that you are capable of solving rather than insurmountable mountains that you must climb.
Sure giving a person some food and a blanket may seem a nice thing to do as well as it should be done but unless you want these people to be on the
street except this time they are full and a bit warmer...you must help them to help themselves.
There is no better way to do this than getting them to admit to themselves what exactly is the reason for them to be in the situation they now are in.
Once they admit this to themselves then action must be concentrated on this issue. If it is Drugs or Drink then get them to a Detox Center...but
THEY and THEY ALONE must want to go. If it is because they lost their job then you must get them to admit to themselves why they have allowed
themselves to be living on the street?
SELF RESPONSIBILITY is a necessity for a person to have SELF RESPECT. The worse thing a person can allow themselves to believe whether these ideas
are generated from their own mind or the minds of others is the idea that SOMEONE ELSE IS TO BLAME FOR THEIR CONDITION. We are ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR
OUR ACTIONS and we all bear the scars of our actions results whether they are of the body or mind.
So get this person a bite to eat and either a blanket or a shelter to sleep in but if you want to really help them...help them to figure out where
they went wrong, what is needed to get them back on their feet and most importantly...what they need to look into the mirror and see someone they can
respect and be proud of.