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Funny the way things work out. I sat back this afternoon after finding two spare minutes I could rub together. Never realized the friction might start something. No, it wasn’t a fire, unless you call re-stoking the drive in a rabble rouser like me starting a fire.
I’d just finished preparing the post “Be careful what you wish for“, a lamentation of sorts in that I need some help as I help the homeless. Since I only finished preparing that one a few minutes ago and it won’t run until tomorrow, (April 17th), I don’t even know the results of my request yet. However, as I had those spare minutes, I took a look at my horoscope in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
It told me I’d join with others to work toward a shared cause. Said charitable activities would appeal to my sense of duty and community-oriented mindset. Informed me I’d have less time to worry about my own life when helping others.
Wisdom condensed into small doses. It’s true. I’ve seen it work almost countless times in the past, as is referenced by the multiple times our Father has saved my scrufty rear end when I finally stopped fighting it and just believed. Maybe it’s Him doing it again. No smarter than I’ve shown I can be, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise.
Still, the principle is very true and incredibly valuable. It also exposed another variance. In the past, when I tried to ignore my problems for a while by hiding in alcohol, they only got bigger while I was away. Yet, when I set them aside while doing something of value for others, they don’t seem to pick up any weight while I’m otherwise occupied.
The thrust of this message will only be of import to those of you who occasionally have any problems in your life. The rest of you can ignore it. Now, for the readers of this blog who don’t have picture-perfect lives, perhaps this method of solace will be of help. If you also heed the message in my horoscope and join with me in helping the homeless via your human services, you’ll get a recess from your own hassles.
Life becomes better for us when doing something to make living easier and better for other people. That much I can attest to from experience. I had small doses of it in my earlier life, the 55 years before I became homeless in 2005. I got a much larger dose during the 4⅓ years I spent living in my car. I’ve learned it even better since I was “paroled” from that hell and started this blog. Since I began doing just the small things within my ability.
Consider this an invitation extended to you to join the seminar. You, too, can learn the joys of helping your fellow man and setting aside your own troubles while doing it. Let me know if you want to be involved in any way. I’ll find something to alleviate your woes for a time while you make someone else’s life a little better.
I’m just sayin’.
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