Today was like any other day during the week. I was on my way home from work enjoying the sun that had finally shown her face. I was playing my tunes and practicing my gratitude. You see in between my apartment and where I work is one of those cliche stereotypical areas that I tend to avoid. So seeing or hearing of shallowness in that area is something we grow to understand in Atlanta. I rounded the corner near the mall and that's where I saw him.
Lying on the sidewalk convulsing and wincing in pain. I was stuck in slow moving traffic with no where to park or pull over. I looked around for someone to yell to and started pulling my phone out my bag. It was also at this moment that I noticed serveral people were standing near and around him but no one was helping. There was even a person recording! What the hell, why would you record something like that. I was mortified and started to panic. What was I supposed to do other than call for help? At that moment a girl from out of no where appeared. She began to hold his head, talk to him and instruct the poeple around her what to do. I was so relieved when I saw her and saw the ambulence drive by as the traffic started to move.
The feeling still hasn't gone away. That feeling of sadness and panic. I also have this feeling of anger. Anger for the people standing around as if this person didn't matter. That's someone's family and you just stand there and record? I regret not doing more and hate to think of what could have happened if that amazing girl didn't show up. I can't live here anymore. I can't handle seeing sights like this. Why do we separate ourselves like this? Are we so wrapped up in our own lives and problems that we can't help another soul?
We burn, trash, pollute, steal, kill, and terrorize our planet. We fight for greed, control and power. Why is it easier to ignore or srug off the things that are real big issues. We are killing our oceans, placing magnificent creatures in cages and forcing people from their homes with guns. We have to act guys! We have to be the love we wish to see in the world, we have to fight the darkness with our light. What better time to start than Christmas? When you go out tomorrow try and help three strangers for no expectation of a reward. Pay for a cup of coffee, give someone a compliment, help someone cross the street, let someone in front of you, volunteer, help an animal, even call up a friend.
We all need to take part in helping others. We all need to stop acting as if doing a good deed needs to be counted or rewarded. Together we can make a difference. I still have been thinking of that man on the sidewalk. I still am upset that I didn't do more. I know that I can't change what happened but I can start from the present and move forward.. I can choose to look at the positive and be grateful that there was someone who could do something. Tomorrow's another day to start again.
"Magic only comes to those who believe in it."
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