I'm so mad. Before I closed my eyes to fall asleep last night I wrote this blog in my head. I kept telling myself to get up and write it down but I thought I'd remember it. Guess what...I can only remember bits and pieces. I do that all the time...DAMN when will I learn. Any way, it was a good thought so I am going to try.
A friend of mine recently got hurt while roller blading. She was in a public place. Sitting there bleeding and hurt she was taking her time getting up and an older gentleman was walking her way...did he stop to help? NO. A couple walked down the path and still there she sat, bleeding and hurt...did the couple stop to help? NO. A jogger ran by and did offer to help. Thank God. When my friend told me the story and about the people who did not stop I could not believe it. Someone said they probably were afraid...Yes I thought that must be it. But then I thought NO! That is just a simple excuse for people NOT to help others in need. This story reminded me of a story I was taught in CCD about clothing people who we are cold, feeding those who are hungry and opening your door to those in need. When we don't help those in need it is like we are turning our back to God himself. I don't know if those reading this are religious or not, it doesn't matter. To not offer help to someone who is visibly in need is inexcusable. It makes me sad. I think of the saying "pay it forward." How simple acts of kindness can go so far and that man and that couple missed an opportunity to "pay it forward." It makes me sad. So my HOPE to all who read this is that if you see an opportunity where you can help a fellow human being (or animal) don't be afraid. "Pay it forward."
Share a cookie with a stranger...don't be afraid.
- Attleboro, Massachusetss, United States
- Hi. Welcome. I created CookieMOMster because when I was a first time mom 6 years ago cookies saved me. I was in a whirlwind of sleepless nights, crying and baby drool. I ate lots of cookies and began writing. Writing had been my passion since I was young and I had forgotten how much it meant to me. It's funny how these little lives come into your life and cause chaos but at the same time allow you to re-discover yourself. Thank you to Konrad and Koby for that. So sit down have a cookie and read. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you stopped by.