Every once in a while life can take the wind out of our sails.
I have to admit I am feeling a bit like that,
I can usually shake most things off like water off of a ducks back,
I have always believed in helping one another,
doing the right thing, not standing idly by when someone is in trouble.
So I have a real hard time understanding when others turn their backs
on others and by doing so should they be free without any consequences.
I am referring to an alleged incident between a 16 year old boy
supposedly assaulting a twelve year old girl in a schoolyard while eight other people
watched. From what I understand the 16 year old boy was arrested,
and interviews were being done with the eight other people
whom stood idly by and did nothing to help.
This saddens me so and I want to scream,
Why, how could you watch, how could you live with yourself,
As a victim of a senseless violent act,
I also am ashamed that I did not charge my attackers,
all because I thought I would be blamed.
That was 33 years ago. I have written about this before
because of two courageous bloggers that had told their own stories.
I guess this incident has just brought issues back to the surface,
I pray for her that she finds the strength she will need.
My nephew is twelve and was very shaken up by this
as the girl goes to his school and is the same age.
I pray that the world will change,
and it starts with all people,
may you smile at somehow whom is frowning,
may you acknowledge a passerby,
may you sit with someone whom is lonely,
may we all become better listeners,
for their are peoples stories all around us
that need to be heard,
To make a difference
it just takes one person,
one person at a
And all we have to do is care.
It really should be very simple.
Lastly I want to thank Julie, (Julchoka) all the way from Denmark.
She had donated for the Gift of Jewels. a Beautiful rock that has a painted feather on it.
I was lucky enough to win this and was thrilled
It represents balance. Balance is what I need,
a Balance of the good and the bad.
Oh when I have friends that go to other places travelling,
a lot of times they will ask what to bring me back,
I tell them just pick me up a rock off the beach,
or the ground. These are places I will probably never get to.
So to hold this beautiful rock from Denmark makes me
happy, and I have a little piece from some other part of the world.
And I am reminded of goodness and kindness, that somehow in this world,
I believe that still far outweighs the bad.
She also sent a beautiful friendship bracelet.
What a lovely surprise.
Also thank you to Se'lah for putting the Gift of Jewels together.
Until next time,