You CAN make a difference – One Person / Situation at a time!

If we all decided to make a small difference on just one day, just imagine how big that difference would really be. Start small and keep growing. Next time you go for a meal, buy one for a homeless person too.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Further to my earlier post – Isn’t it Time? – I received the following and informative reminder comment from author Rebecca Heishman that I felt needed to be shared on a ‘Big’ page, not left to founder in a comment box:

Sadly, the people who will be reading your words here today already care. The fact that they are READING is evidence of that.

You’re preaching to the choir.

Interested involved citizens are already trying desperately to make a difference. Not everyone is lethargic or asleep in his life.

There are people out there in the world already making a difference. So, why haven’t you heard, you ask?

You haven’t heard about those things because no one is watching!

Here’s my beef: there are a lot of good people out there in the world, doing good and honorable things every day.

Where are the cameras?

Where is the press?

Let’s…

View original post 900 more words

Advertisements

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to You CAN make a difference – One Person / Situation at a time!

  1. Nice choice for a re-blog, David. Great-big-hug!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Your comment about buying a meal for a homeless person is worth another post. A while back… i sat at a group lunch (work) with a view of the street outside. The coworker seated next to me… a man highly praised and respected because he overcomes a huge disability to come to work each day (the kind of person we seem to always imbue with assumed honor and nobility)… As we waited to be served our nice meal, he saw a homeless man passing by outside… and made fun of him. I lost both my appetite and my respect. And you know me — i put him in his place, disability, “pc” or not. I never claimed to be other than an equal opportunity offender. The memory still irks me — for someone who has never wanted for anything a day in his life to make fun of someone who has nothing… Apparently someone needs to hear this story, or i wouldn’t have been so compelled to leave it as a comment. Huge hugs to you David.

    Like

  3. davidprosser says:

    Your coworker certainly earned your disgust Teagan. How cruel that was. I hope what you did gave him pause for thought.
    There are lots of ways of helping people, even if you don’t care for panhandling in the street which I know makes some people uncomfortable. If you eat regularly in a place and know he staff, ask if there’s someone elderly ( or young, I’m not ageist) who goes in but always has to watch the pennies.They always know the worst off among us. Tell them you’ll cover the cost of whatever they ordered and they can say the meal was on the house today. You’ll get a great kick seeing the disbelief and then the joy on their face as the money stays in their purse. Nothing like that ever costs much. Or leave some money to cover the cost of a couple of cuppas for people who go in. Maybe it will catch on with others.
    xxx Hugs Galore Teagan xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. olganm says:

    Wow! Great discussion. Sorry to hear about your experience Teagan, and David, excellent idea. I take note.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s