I was listening to the news this morning and they spoke about a family who’s layaway was paid for by a complete stranger. They said that the person spent over a thousand dollars on their gifts. My heart felt so joyous until the news reporter said ,”This is the season for giving.” I then became angry and inspired to write. Why does the media want to convince us that there’s a “season” to give? During Thanksgiving I was disgusted because the food banks were begging people to bring turkeys and food so the less fortunate could eat a good meal. Now, the news is begging people to donate gifts to the poor. Why? Because this is the “season” for giving😭! In other words, when the holidays are over, we can go back to forgetting the less fortunate and calling them lazy bums. Does anybody else find this disturbing? This is a list of things people need year round:
Those are the most basic necessities a human being needs. Not just on Christmas or Thanksgiving. I wish the news would promote helping those in need everyday. I also wish the news would promote toy drives year round. The promotion of seasonal giving is horrible. Why can’t us individuals have a heart for someone everyday? I know, I get it, homeless people are homeless because they are lazy. Right? Why don’t they just get a job? Last time I checked, jobs are scarce. Well, why are they on drugs or drinking? Because when you feel like your whole world around you have collapsed, you look for an escape from reality. If most of you lost your house, home, job, and everything, don’t try to convince me that it wouldn’t drive a lot of you to drink and do drugs! Some of you do that and you’re not even homeless! Why? Because you’re so depressed about your “issues”! Why isn’t someone allowed to be depressed unless they are not homeless? A lot of people that you walk pass and call a bum gave up on life. That’s why they are sleep on the sidewalk during your lunch break. Resources for the homeless is scarce and shelters are overcrowded. Did you know that their are tons of homeless families with children? Don’t just give once or twice a year. Bless someone year round. Karma is real. Most of us is just one or two paychecks away from a problem. But, I know, it’s not a reality until it happens to you😒.
Simply having the basic necessities in life is a Fortune! 😀
Betcha didn’t know!😄
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