A day without...  

flagg134 37M
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5/3/2006 7:16 pm

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A day without...

I was talking with a coworker today and everything that came out of his mouth was bitching and moaning all about stupid little stuff.

Here in america for those of you out of country many illegal immigrants boycotted their jobs yesterday to show how important they are. So he started to go on a rant about the day without immigrants and how he would like to see a day without hearing about the Britney Spears pregnancy...The Brad & Angelina travels... Jessica Simpson or Nick Lachey... screaming kids in restaurants...standstill traffic in the city...Lack of parking for within a six block radius...having to work.

All things I can do without but, I thought he was pretty damn shallow and it annoyed me to hear the whining but it made me think to. What would the world be like if there was a day without...A child going hungry...A soldier dying in vain...Someone committing suicide...bigotry against religion or race...a family bread winner getting laid off...politicians plotting war...a gun being fired...most importantly a day without fears or worries.

I know this is all idealistic and will never happen. I'm just writing it out to voice a point that many people including myself. Tend to bitch and moan about the small things when there are much larger things we should be thankful we aren't a part of.

Sometimes it becomes hard to think about others when we are so wrapped up in our problems. It becomes easy to forget about others. Give some support to those in need for you never know when you might be in the exact same position. No I'm not asking you to donate either just not to turn your back.


I posted this twice as it seems as it got eaten so if both show up post on this one.

curvymeli 40F

5/3/2006 8:38 pm

What a wonderful blog to remind us of the real problems in life that we should be wishing could go away for just a short while. Thanks for the reminder.

Hippink 36F  
4498 posts
5/3/2006 9:26 pm

Agreed. I do this all the time. Everytime I whine about something, or feel OH SO SAD that something isn't perfect in my life, I think of how much worse it could be. And my heart aches.
Remembering how bad it could be makes you appreciate every single moment.
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themisskrissy 58F
2302 posts
5/3/2006 9:26 pm

i would like to see the penny ante whiners spend a day in someone else's moccasins.. a day to learn about hunger, pain, grief, bigotry or racism from the OTHER side... learn what a REAl problem is...

i admit i bitch about little stuff sometimes too.. and like some other good members i know here, i earned the right.. and i got the ashes to prove it...

my response to sissy ka ka crybabies... come see me when you have a real problem..

Virtue Alone Ennobles

phoenix639 50F

5/3/2006 10:48 pm

Id love for all that to be permanent not just for a day. You know how i feel over such things & i can get fairly emotional over them.

But dont forget a simple smile to a stranger can make such a difference to their day, maybe their life.

Taking the time to chat to the old dear whos stood next to you in the queue or who has asked you to help pass them something from a shelf. With being tall im always getting asked to pass things from the top shelves.

The simple act of kindness S did yesterday will most likely of made that ladys week. He was annoyed at others as they looked on as if she was of lesser importance.

We all are of equal importance though but tend to forget it.

I hope when my time comes to part this world people will look back & say i made a difference. Thats all i want...no crazy ambitions, just be a great mum & to make a difference to lives of others.

flagg134 37M
1582 posts
5/4/2006 7:04 am

Meli: Thank you I needed a wake up call myself.

Hippie: Thats my point with this post although sometimes we forget what its like to be truly down and out.

TMK: I'd like to hear less whining myself personally I think we are blessed to whine about such frivolities. There are much worse things to complain about.

Phoenix: We would all love that to happen its a fools ambition though.

Like you said though we can make the lives of others better. I'm glad S was such a big man about the situation it shows character.

Your ambition is of the highest kind I'm sure you know well you have touched some lives in your time here and I believe you will continue to do so.


cactusass 57F

5/4/2006 1:17 pm

sadly, people tend to think small. we are all guilty of it at one time ar another, its human nature. i find the more i invest in my spirituality (not speaking of organized faith here)the bigger the picture becomes. i have to say, one of my favorite movies of all time is "pay it forward" if only it were possible to do such a thing. if you have not seen it, make it a priority. great film, however sad.

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