GIFT GIVING IDEA!!:-):-) Woo Hoo!
You know I am all about the ROOT CAUSE. What is the root cause of all this poverty and racism and ignorance and hate and all the other stars in the constellation of symptoms that are driving our country into a terminal illness??
The lack of EDUCATION!
SO! Here is something tangible you can do!
1.Take your gift money, especially the money you wouldn’t spend in your OWN community from mom and pop stores (I mean do shop at the mom and pop stores, NOT the The Wal*Mart 1 Percent down the street) and donate your consumer bent money that is feeding the monster of problems we see in our country and donate to your OWN community’s public library!
2. Spread the word! Have bake sales for this! We need to bring back the public library! The people who want to keep the masses stupid and uneducated have taken away tax money for public libraries along with funding for other social programs that educate the most vulnerable.
Libraries don’t just have to have books. If they have the funding they can have literacy programs and classes on personal finance, parenting whatever the community needs. They need funding to make it a “cool,” a place for kids to go to learn and be inspired by their own minds reflected off the pages of the books they read.
My mom or dad used to take us to Maud Burris Library in Decatur Ga every Saturday. Rain or shine, cold or hot. We looked forward to it and would get 10 or 12 books – whatever their limit was. EVERY SATURDAY! And we read them all, simultaneously.
Reading is just like exercising your body. The more you DO the more you WANT to do. It is exercise for your BRAIN!!!
FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD I am going to focus on the solution. What has happened has happened. The past is the past. And I am going to kill myself with the stress of all the horrible things that have happened to others in the past. That does not mean we forget the past, but when we focus on the past we move backwards because our feet are faced that way! We have to stand with our feet towards the future in order to move FORWARD!.
AND it doesn’t have to leave anyone out. The “evil” oil oil/chemical/pharm people also need us to look forward and to look forward in a way that includes everyone, including them. WE have to show them a better way. How can they make whatever dirty industry they have into something where they can make money, because that is the thing they think they need to be happy, AND they are HELPING and not hurting their communities and our country and our world? Big question, I know, but what if we all put our heads together on it?
We have to weave our own lives into fabric of a beautiful life. No one else will do it, because if we just let THEM weave the fabric of our life? Well, their fabric is woven with itchy, possibly poisoned (remember small pox?) yarn.
DONATE TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES!!!!!!