Saturday, March 06, 2010
Tired of Demands
I am getting tired of the rest of the world needing my help. I feel guilty about that, as so many people have helped me when I needed it that I feel I should be paying it forward for the rest of my life. Which I will be doing.
But I am bombarded with requests for help from every side. Haiti needs help. Chile needs help, and now Indonesia has an earthquake, too!
The homeless need help, and children living in slums, God knows where. The sad animals that stare at me, pleadingly, from the animal shelter commercials need my help. Six or eight Bills in Congress need my help to pass...to help the Missing, the Battered, the Abused...
The National Parks need my help, and the Food Bank, and our local underdog Democratic candidates.
Cancer research, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, birth defects--they all want me to run, or walk, or pay for someone else to do so.
Friends and acquaintances think I need God in my life, and want to take me to church, which would open up a whole new set of demands on my time and money. Some want to hook me up with men of their acquaintance. Like I need that, either!
Note to the Universe: I have plenty to worry about with my own family and friends, thank you very much.