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I can help the poor,

only if i don’t have to walk in your shoes.

I can make ethical choices,

when i live in abundance.

Ethical choices make me feel good,

they do little to help you…

or my understanding of what you go through.

You don’t have enough money to fill your belly.

I overfill mine.

still i have money & energy left over, so much left over.

i’ll  remedy my excess at the gym.

 

what i really need is a remedy of the heart.

 

 

 

 

Some reflections after I successfully raised money for Oxfam by buying & consuming large quantities of brownies Mmmm… & failed miserably at the “live below the line challenge“.

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Boxing Day Sale! What I really need to buy is…


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.. some sense & normality.

I need this, you see, I’m not normal.  (yeah i’ve been a little slow to realize this)

I’m not sure when this happened or how, if it was a gradual process or it happened at birth, but there is  much which doesn’t make sense to me.

So many things which seem normal to everyone else.

Like Boxing Day Sales.

Because the one thing I need to do after the day I just got a whole lot of new stuff is to go shopping for even more new stuff, stuff that I need.

3 News did a short 2 min story on the Boxing Day Sales here (there’s a short ad first).

Can you believe that there were traffic problems! That some(1:04) had to wait for a park… for FIVE MINS! Outrageous! (1:16) No air-conditioning in our malls! In this day and age?! Disgusting!

It’s an absolute travesty that people have to wait longer than 5 minutes, or even in the heat for things they need…..