July 3, 2012
“Money sure has a funny way of changing people. Man, we have family members that are hurting, struggling to pay bills and you think your better now. You don’t come around or reach back to help.”
“The only thing I can tell you is to do what I did. On the fourth of July when you guys are at a cook out, I will be studying. Tonight, 3:00 am in the morning when you are sound asleep. I will be up studying, for homework thats due three days away because there will not be enough time after my work day. And this time last year when I found myself unemployable after desperately seeking, I decided to head toward a fourth degree, until I reach the degree where some company, somewhere needs me.”
(True call, true story, true response. Paraphrased and dramatized to protect the origin)
Were these two people on the same planet? What did you hear?
Was the caller silently crying out for some financial support, a little family loan or the show of family support? What about the responder, was the response insensitive, arrogant or right?
Assuming by now that you have decided for or against the responder, allow me to challenge your view.
“Man, were struggling, cant you help out”
“Man, I am too, I am just figuring it out as I go.”
Who could stand to learn from the other? Which is desperately seeking?
Tomorrow’s post: July 4th! American Independence!
Read. Post. Facebook. Tweet. Share. Return. There truly is a message behind the messenger.
This has been Sharon Saffold blogging on purpose and not by chance because chances are, I will blog again.