Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Luxury of Warmth in February

Lazing in our cozy bed this morning,I started to think of all those who cannot enjoy the luxury of a heated home; people right here, in our nation's capital and around the world. Some lost everything in earthquakes, hurricanes and other, natural disasters while many fled armed conflicts only to end up as desperate refugees or simply lost in the wilderness of their minds. We Americans seem to feel entitled to everything that money can buy. This self-centered attitude causes pain and suffering for people far removed from our daily lives. We must not forget those who work so hard to survive in tents and hovels, providing for their families on slave wages in sweat shops and brothels. Human DNA links each and every one of us. Regardless of how you label yourself, you are a member of humankind. That obligates those of us who have to share with those who do not. Please give something to your favorite charity in the name of humankind.

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