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Stand Back

Thursday, October 13, 2005

While scanning around sites last night, I came across several blogs that really made me stop and think. I am so fortunate for so many things. So many bad things happen to so many good people. I had a hard time falling asleep. Whatever God or Deity you believe in, take a moment and stand back from yourself and pray or think about someone you know who needs help. If you don't personally know someone, here are a few people that could stand for us to send them some positive energy their way;

Dear God,
Please be with the thousands of people in Pakistan and Asia who have suffered from the earthquake there.
Please be with the thousands of people in Guatemala and Central America who have suffered from the recent devastation from Hurricane Stan.
Please be with the people around the world who are suffereing from hunger, disease, and dangerous times.
Please continue to be with the people of the Gulf Coast as they try to bring their lives back to normal.
Please help to capture all of the dangerous predators that are stalking our children.
And if all of that is too overwhelming, start with a few individuals.
To name a few...
Please help this child to get better and let him have a long and happy life.
Please help this new mom get better and beat the cancer.

From tens of thousands suffering to individual neighbours, the world seems to be particularly precarious right now. We are on the edge of a flu epidemic and always potential for natural and man made disasters. We need to be more thankful for what we have. Today and every day I will try a little harder.

  1. Blogger Jim Chapman said:


  1. Blogger Jennifer said:

    Excellent suggestions! I think those of us who live in "the west" take for granted how good we have it. There are so many other societies where each day is a struggle for the majority of people. And just be thankful that we, as women, do not live in countries that repress our basic human rights. No matter how bad things get, we should always remember that life is much harder and much worse for the majority of people living in this world. We should do what we can to share our societal wealth and good fortune with others.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    jim and jennifer;
    thanks for your comments. my hope with this post was that some people would stop by and pause for a moment and think; if we all did this maybe we really could make the world a better place.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Great post. Thank you so much for the reminder. It's so easy to forget how lucky we are and how much there is to be thankful for.

    Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    you have a great day, too!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Poingnant post Cathy. Jennifer made some excellent points,although life is better for those majority living in this world, it's STILL difficult. It could be any of us in the Western world facing these types of disasters, wouldn't we want to be cared about?

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