when one creates something, does this created thing belong to its creator? or upon creation does it suddenly belong to the human race? the reason i ask is because a few years ago, i was drawing during class, as i always did, and suddenly didn't like what i was drawing. so i scribbled it out. the person next to me was shocked that i'd do such a thing and chastized me for destroying something that he thought was beautiful. ever since then, i've had a hard time letting go of things that have any creation value whatsoever.
Just who is it that is responsible for turning off the Christmas Spirit, for throwing the Switch from ON to OFF?
On Christmas Day less than half of the clients at the Abbotsford Emergency Shelter wanted even a small plate of food and the Shelter itself was just over half full. The free breakfast and turkey dinners around town this Christmas Day had them all as stuffed as the turkeys they had consumed. During the previous two - three weeks there was an abundance of meals, food and care packages for the poor, hungry and homeless.
On December 26th the switch was thrown, the Spirit turned off for another year and greed was out in full force prowling the Boxing Day Sales. And the Shelter was again full of the homeless who were once more cold, hungry and unwanted.
Well, I'm thrilled to say I have lots of Friends on board already. I was chatting with one friend about this and she wants to bring her kids too . . . we live in the Suburbs, we have modest 1960's splitlevel homes - - our kids keeps saying they wish we were "Rich". As parents, my friend and I are challenged with trying to show ou kids how truly rich we are, in the grand sceme of things. Even if the kids share bedrooms, don't have their own TV (boohoo) or Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation etc. and holidays in Hawaii. This is a great chance to show our kids what it is to be truly poor, to have almost nothing. And hopefully we can add a little greatfullness for what we do have.