Today’s prompt from The Red Dress Club is about gluttony. I’m not looking for constructive criticism, as this post isn’t a literary effort; just my perceptions and things floating around in my head. But I’d still love to hear your thoughts and reactions.
I’m overwhelmed lately by the gluttony and excess all around me: fancy cars, designer clothes and shoes, plastic surgery, giant houses, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, blackberries, pagers, glitzy handbags, jetsetting all over the place. I could go on and on, but I don’t have to because you know. We all know.
Don’t get me wrong–I own a few Kate Spade purses (some are hand-me-downs), I have breast implants and we live in a nice new house. But I’m careful to balance what I have with what others don’t. It’s easy to strike a balance, all you have to do is open your eyes and look around. See the need. Get off your ass and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Take what you have and share it. If you can’t share your money, then share your time, talents, energy, brainpower, love, and random acts of kindness.
Give some granola bars to the homeless man on the corner.
There are numerous other ways to put yourself out there and help those in need. I’m incensed by the inaction, indifference and apathy I see all around me– people who are lazy, selfish, focused only on themselves, what they need/deserve, and who’s paying attention to them. We are adults. It’s time to grow up, take responsibility and think about others. Put yourself on the back burner. Those who aren’t so fortunate do not have that luxury.
What have you done for someone else lately?