I didn’t mind the manual labor because I was doing something to help the community and it felt good. As I was gathering and boxing the carrots, the thought came into mind that my (paternal) grandparents, first generation immigrants came to the United States and worked at a factory/warehouse doing the same thing for pay. I thought to myself, I am doing this as a volunteer; my grandparents were doing this for pay to put food on the table. Then, I recalled from my memory bank, that my parents worked at factories thru out Salinas, California and took on 2nd jobs like cleaning houses to make a better life for me AND they never complained. I thought, WOW--at that moment, I was more grateful than ever for my grandparents and my parents who have paved the way for me and my son so we wouldn’t have to follow in their footsteps and labor the way they did. We would have it easy – we do have it easy. We are the example of the American Dream.
My grandparents and parents have instilled in me and I passed it on to my son that we’re all here to help and take care of each other regardless of whether or not we’re blood-related. I believe in positive thinking; however I’m also an “action” person. I will only believe it when I see it; in other words, actions speak louder than words. Look, I do what I can to help out the community. If I can’t physically be there to help out, I make a donation or send food and/or clothing and prayers to the community. If you have a heart, how can you sit back and watch your brothers and sisters not have enough to eat and/or suffer in pain? RIGHT – YOU CAN’T. So what are you going to do about it? Prayers/Positive Thinking + Action = Manifestation.
Please see the link below if you would like to volunteer at either of the foodbanks:
http://www.accfb.org/volunteer.html (Alameda County)
To make a donation to The Red Cross for Disaster Relief or one of their other causes, please click on the link below:
Till next time – I bid you all continued Love, Light and Compassion.