October 28, 2008

Spreading The Wealth

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours."

...C.S. Lewis

I have debated on whether or not I should post anything at all that has to do with the upcoming presidential election. And I am still torn about it. However, I do feel that a CHANGE is what is needed in America.

When I think about "Spreading the Wealth", I think about giving and making a difference for others. I am interested in both of these ideas and I try to do my part.

The world needs more people who care for and about others. Americans need to care more about one another. Let's remember the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty...

"Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breath free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" ...Emma Lazarus

We have so much in this country to be thankful for, and so why not reach out and give to someone else who has less? Can you make a difference in someone's life? Why not start now?


LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Leslie,

As long as there are loving, giving people like you, I know that America will be OK.

I understand your reluctance to blog about the election because it unleashes a floodgate of anger, hate and mean spiritedness.

May Jah guide all of us to share our blessings.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Theresa Ayers said...

I couldn’t agree more…. If everyone gave a few hours of their time a week could you imagine what the world would be like? We are so blessed in so many ways and think we forget that at times…

Bev's Jewelry said...

Yes, we can all do something. Nice post.
One of my favorite quotes is from Helen Keller
"I am only one; but still I am one.
I can not do everything but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
Now that comes from a blind and deaf person. Need we add more to that?


Shell said...

Hi Leslie,
Thanks for stopping by at my blog. One of my best friends is named Leslie too!! I understand I haven't blogged about the election only once myself. This election has brought out a lot of ugliness, I rather not dwell on that. Anyway, hope you come back to swanofdreamers again soon.

Arty Em said...

thanks for visiting my blog - I totally agree with your idea here, and CHANGE is so needed and is coming, I can just feel it!

Pam Warden Art said...

Thanks for your sweet email. I've joined your blog followers and put your on our favs list over at http://faithfolk.blogspot.com