Well it is Wednesday. And I am extra late getting a new blog out into cyber space. I have a few blog drafts saved, but couldn’t decide on one that was appropriate for this mid-week post. My heart is heavy with the images I see on the news. Even while having it play in the background, sound turned down, the images of what is happening in JAPAN are so heartbreaking.
I am BLESSED beyond measure and repent for these things I grumble about; our 20-year-old car, mis-matched chairs around my 30-year-old table, a TV made in 1977, a minimum wage job, and clothes that are hand-me downs or bought at Value Village.
I don’t have a house, but I have a HOME. My family and friends are scattered around the world but I am LOVED. I don’t always have much choice in what I eat, but I am NEVER
STARVING. I have HOPE living inside of me. And I don’t live in FEAR because of my gender, religious beliefs, or for expressing my opinions.
Earlier today, I watched a video about A. Krishnan. CNN paid tribute to him during their HEROES show in February 2011. He gave up his job as a chef because he saw the desperate conditions of people on the streets . And began showing compassion to people who are otherwise ignored or forgotten. It broke my heart wide open and reminded me that I am a millionaire compared to how some people are forced to live.
Mr. Krishnan you recognized a need for change, so YOU changed. You are a friend to the friendless, an inspiration, and a hero. You are right, people don’t only need food to live. A hug, a place to shower, and kind word can “nourish the mind and heart”.
To view the video that moved me to tears, click on the Link obtained from CNN