Somedays I don’t like people.
mean things that we do to each other -
the cruelty to race, creed and kind,
it makes my heart hurt
and then there are days when I love humanity.
A selfless gift,
a helping hand for someone who is struggling -
people who can see beyond their own troubles
people who haven’t got a lot but give all they can
and just like that I feel blessed.
when I went out to a work site to thank a prodominantly male population from Hunter Expressway Alliance
for pledging and donating blood for Ivy -
men and women who gave blood in such large numbers that they saved over 1000 lives doing so.
I stood, looking out on this sea of (no longer) strangers who had given their hearts away to my girl
and had done something so beautiful
that when I came to thank them
I was brought to tears.
hard working men
with their loud laughter and big smiles
genuinely cared for Ivy
and it felt like she was being carried,
and like I needed to see,
to understand this conundrum of humans
and to believe again in the good of others.
When I came home some friends had picked up on my wanting to raise money for the Starlight Christmas Mission
and it had been shared on social media
and on blogs.
By lunchtime we had reached halfway to our goal
and by early afternoon we were there.
this evening we are over double our original target.
Friends are still donating
and tonight, at this time of year,
I am feeling so thankful for people -
so grateful to all of you out there,
who help to restore my faith
and I feel lucky to be a part of it all.