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Giving back

Don’t you think about what is your purpose in life? Why am I here? I have been pondering this a lot in my new life. I have wasted many useful years that I can take back or make up for. So, instead of dwelling on what I haven’t done I am trying to think of ways to make a difference. I had this idea to give back to charities that have helped me. My first attempt at doing this flopped and it discouraged me!
I decided to go to a local food pantry to volunteer my time. Mind you I have only gotten help from this one three times! I only went for help when desperate!  And many people go to every food pantry every month. Basically using them as they were not intended. I was never one of these types of people.  Not that they are bad. But, there are people who abuse charitable giving.
Well, I was so excited to give back and was promptly told no. Because I had gotten help in the past it was a conflict of interest for me to help there. I was saddened.  I don’t understand their policy nor have I ever heard of any charity turning down help!
So, my search continues for the right place for me to give back. Until then I shall continue doing little random acts of kindness as I ponder the question what is my purpose in life.

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Daily post/treat

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It is Halloween again and I am sitting at my blog awaiting my trick or treater’s. My bowl is huge filled with treats like love for the little orphaned child that may stop by. I have some happiness for the broken abused woman that just may knock at my blogs door. You may even know her? Compassion I have a lot of that in my bowl. I know the elderly man that lives alone in blog # 3, the one that served in the war? Haven’t you seen him walking alone? I have a bit of encouragement for that college student that is far from home and is frazzled from work and school.
The truth is me and my blog have so many treats in our bowl you are sure to get the one the tastes perfectly when you bite into it. You shall be full after knocking on my blog’s door this Halloween.

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Daily prompt/Mother

My mother is beautiful inside and out.

All that have known her this they do not doubt.

People say that her voice is like that of an angel.

I hear her voice and know it is my salvation.

How hard she worked to raise us alone.

I failed to truly tell her how much respect and love the place she made our home.

She did without while many things as I remember.

A selfless love is my mother.

My wish is for words that truly describe the person God chose to be my provider.

Thank you will never be enough for my mother.

My hope is to honor her for all that she is by being all that I will be someday.

My mother gave birth to my sister at 15 years of age. She was forced to marry a man with rage. She at 16 experienced what no mother should the death of her second child the only son she would have. She continued on in life to thank God have me. Raised me and my sister alone and with the poorest income that could be. We never did without and she always made life fun. I put her through hell but by my side she hung. I am far from her now can’t see her today. It saddens me deeply but what can I say. Mom I love you in every single way. Your truly the best and my love for you is what I have today. 

To my mother Sharon I Aldrich of Eureka, Ca

 

 

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Friends

Cry with me and for me
Smile at me and for me
Cheer with me always even when I find no cheer
Fight for me, with me, and about me
Hold me in silence and metaphorically
Rejoice in my life always even when I rejoice in nothing
Defend me even when you know I’m wrong, but tell me alone in our private time where I was wrong.
Pray for me when I have no faith
Give to me your all even when you have nothing to give yourself.
This my friend will be returned to you now and forever for you are my friend

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