TRUTH HURTS …


FOR THOSE WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT POVERTY, IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE TO JUST IMAGINE, BUT NEVER WILL IT BE UNDERSTOOD UNLESS WE TAKE YOU TO THAT POINT & SHOW YOU FIRST HAND. 

SO TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VIDEOS – WE THANK THE ONES WHO TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE THEM – AND CONSIDER THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE WORLD, THERE WILL BE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEED OF HELP. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW BAD IT LOOKS TO YOU OR TO ME, FOR THEM IT IS SIMPLY TRAGIC. YES, OF COURSE, YOU SEE PICTURES LIKE THESE ALL THE TIME IN THE NEWS, ON THE INTERNET. THEY ARE NOT “MADE UP”. THEY ARE FROM REAL LIFE SITUATIONS. THEY HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN TAKEN THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM WHERE YOU MAY LIVE. AND THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY CASES. SO VERY MUCH POVERTY IS HUSHED, UNSHOWN, UNMENTIONED, SWEPT UNDER THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA RUGS…  

POVERTY IS NOT NICE, OR GLAMOUROUS, OR GOSSIP-PROVOKING, OR UPLIFTING. POVERTY DOES NOT MAKE PRIME TIME OR FRONT PAGE. 

POVERTY IS UGLY.  POVERTY KILLS. POOR FOOD, POOR MEDICAL CARE, VIOLENCE, SUICIDE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND JUST PLAIN DESPAIR SHORTEN THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE POOR IN A DRAMATIC MANNER. SO OFTEN THE CHILDREN DIE FIRST AND THEN THE ELDERLY. WHO HEARS THEM? WHO SEES THEM?

DO YOU?

POVERTY IS HELL. 

Yes, there are many, many organisations working and fighting to alleviate suffering and poverty. But don’t let that make you blasé about it. All it takes is a little support… be it simply talking about it, finding organisations that get down on the ground in the dirt and help, spreading the word, donating if you can…

But if you think these organisations are sufficient to deal with the crushing burden of poverty, and they don’t need your help… that’s oK.  

It’s your mirror after all…

Michelle & David

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