Friday, November 21, 2014
The Choice is Yours
Please don't tell me you can't help me - because you can. You can tell others about me, my work, my story. You can tell them you were in no position to donate, but donated a $1 because you saw value in doing it, and consider suggesting those you know follow your lead. You can do things to help me instead of sitting back, shaking your head and feeling sorry for me, or wanting to fix my attitude or approach. You want to help? Ask me for a copy of my book - read it - and tell others about it. No obligation to say anything you don't believe about it. If you read it and think you can't say something helpful or supportive afterward, I understand. There are ways to help - if you want to. If you don't have the time, interest or desire to help, that is something else. But you do have the ability to do something active and tangible to help me - or anyone else you care about, really. Cheerleading only goes so far. It doesn't pay a person's bills, buy their medication, put food on their table. You are where you are in relation to your own life and circumstances. I have been where many who will read this have been. There is zero judgment in this post. I present this awkward message as perspective that could be considered, or not. As always, the choice is yours.