It’s nearly 3.00 am in the morning, and I can’t sleep.
The reason I can’t sleep is because I cannot stop thinking about the blogposts I have read by the ladies mentioned in this post. I have been following their journey with great interest – I don’t think I would have the balls to go out there myself and salute them for doing so. Josie’s post keeps coming back to me, so beautifully written for one who can’t find the words.
As a child of about thirteen I remember having a phase of sleepless nights. I used to worry about “The World”, war, Government, you name it. I remember my mum coming into my room and sitting on the edge of my bed saying:
” You have the weight of the worlds troubles on your shoulders, it’s not healthy for someone of your age, ” she was lovely and tried to reassure me, but my mind used to go round and round.
Tonight I am hoping that these ladies are doing well, are managing to rest, and are coping being away from their loved ones. I don’t do Facebook or Twitter, but I blog. I have never met the ladies who have gone to Bangaladesh but I am drawn to what they have to say.
The word “Charity in the dictionary has various different meanings. There is the donation of money and material items of course but there are others worth remembering:;
“a disposition to relieve the wants of others”
“the willingness to judge people in a tolerant or favourable way”
I am particularly drawn to the latter.
For those who have criticized their trip and say “Charity begins at home”, I would say yes look at what the word “Charity” means.
I hope that I am bringing my children up to value and look after people in this country, but there is also a big wide world out there, and with the advent of all the social networking sites, the internet and so on, the world
seems a much smaller place somehow. There are many worthy causes in this country, but is it so bad to raise awareness of the plights of others on the other side of the world as well?
I can go back to bed now that I have said what was on my mind, but this time I know that there are people out there who are trying to make a difference.