Wednesday, October 26, 2016
On a most glorious autumn day last week I opted to go for a walk in the park. The leaves had begun to turn into the fall colors and I was enjoying Nature at its finest. Soon I became aware of some kind of event going on in another part of the park located away from the walking path I was on. Staying true to my curious nature I ambled on over to see what was going on. Turned out it was an event called BUDDY WALK, an event designed to bring awareness of kids with Downs Syndrome and other childhood illnesses. My timing was impeccable as they were just getting ready to begin the walk through the park. Even though I had not registered for the walk I just jumped in the middle and took off with all of them. We had a good hike with moms, dads, kids with disabilities, and kids that seemed to be healthy. After the half hour or so walk I sat down on a bench and this thought came to me. The past few months I have watched as people have been campaigning for the upcoming elections in November. They seem very sincere in their efforts to help their candidate of choice to win . Now I'm not into the political scene myself but I am amazed at the ardor and fierceness with which folks go about defending their candidate. And I'm sure that is the way it should be. But my thought was this: What if everybody would exert the same amount of effort and fierceness to just volunteer to contribute to just one charity of their choice. If everyone would do that with the same amount of gusto as they do in politicing just think how much good a worthy charity could benefit. I got no problem with people campaigning but I'd bet the farm that more good would come from helping a charity. But then again, what do I know? Here's hoping your candidate wins and that he or she will generously support many worthwhile charities.