Help others.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I called and talked with Willows Husband Russ today. I feel so bad for him. He is sitting there trying to go through all her papers to fill out required paperwork without and electricity. I can't believe they shut it off knowing while she was there that she required electricity for her oxygen. No wonder she had the fluids build up in her lungs until she suffered cardiac arrest. I know Willow tried getting help from agencies, churches anywhere she could think of. Our communities fail the sick, the elderly the needy. When was the last time you took time to help someone. Especially someone not family? When ever I had a few twenties I would send it to her to help with food for her and her animals. I also help those on the corner you need help. If I have cash on me I share . If i have enough for a fast food trip I skip the calories and help feed someone standing out there in the cold instead. I support animals groups and some children's organizations. Have you helped any one lately. If not step up. Give your time, items you aren't using like clothing. It doesn't have to be money . We need to reach out to each other. Our civilization is falling apart. Due something for someone else and you do something for yourself. When Russ goes to his sister in laws he is going to go on Willows page to read about how much we cared.Lets show him how much our spark family cares and spread the caring around. Pass the goodness on!
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  • ENUFF81020
    I belong to a wonderful church that lives this life--it does more for the downtrodden and needy than most organizations that are receiving pay for this time of work. We are gearing up for our summer feeding program where we give meals to children who cannot eat at school during the summer. People don't have to fill out paperwork or present IDs or be bugged for any proof of need. If you are a child from 0-18, you eat a healthy meal. Anyone can contribute time or resources to this program--and the elderly who often volunteer to sit and be there with the kids get to eat for free as well. I am often proud of my church because of the good work it does because it is right to do so.
    It is a long story of doing good and I am glad to be a part of it. It makes it easy to take the next step and just do something for someone. We collect items for the elderly and for new immigrants. We collect things for the inner city school and its students down the street from our church. We have set up groups to work for the rights of the poor and the elderly. I do think that if Jesus were walking down the paved roads in America, that these would be the tasks He would challenge us to do.

    You are right, Holly--I think the greatest gift we can give another person is a gift of our time. Being a listener, a friend, a helper, a something that can keep a needy spirit to keep on going. We can do this, we just have to try!!
    3562 days ago
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    I try to give out to others each day......the Bible says...
    "what ever you have in your not w/hold"... (My words)...
    3565 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2011 3:35:09 AM
  • no profile photo CD3604344
    Oh, now sad. I sincerely appreciate your blog and the berautiful heart that you have. Thank you so much.
    3565 days ago
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    I agree. I too would send her something when I could. I remember reading her blog about how she only had the awful holey towels so I sent her some new ones. I think you are right when you talk about helping others. A small gesture or gift can make such a huge difference. Thank you for being such a good friend to her. Sending hugs to you too!
    3565 days ago
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    I agree there are many that are less fortunate than us. I was brought up to help others that were not as well off as us though we were a family of 7 kids and didnt have a lot but we never turned our backs on anyone that was needy.I really feel for Russ though i never really came accross Willow pages till it was too late,she seemed a well loved lady lol emoticon
    3565 days ago
    I agree, there is not alot of help out there, our church is really stepping up to help the homeless in our area now, we feed them 2 times per month, a nice hot meal and provide clothes and health kits for them as well.
    And recently I joined in with another church to help with the same thing at our local Homeless Coalition.
    It is so sad to see so many people hurting, and when you see the face of a homeless child your heart just breaks.
    I did not know Willow, but it breaks my heart to know that she suffered due to not having electricity! I thought there was a law that stated (in all states) that is there is a medical reason the electric has to be on they cannot shut you off..that may have changed.
    My prayers are with her family and all her friends here on Spark, it sounds like you lost a really good friend, just wish I had joined before just so I could know her, she does sound like a very caring and loving person from what I have read in all your blogs and on her page.
    I know she is with Our Lord now, and she no longer hurts..
    Love to you all!
    3565 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2011 2:41:48 PM
    3565 days ago
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