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I am tired of others shunning their responsibility and feeding their guilt by putting ribbons and flags on their cars, the flags falling off eventually and littering our roadways with 'Old Glory', so they would feel better about the fact that they have refused to go to a VA facility to volunteer to "adopt a vet" or clean, cook and just offer some loving words to our hurting veterans who need some love.
I tried to give on so many levels. Volunteered to work at any VA facility that needed me, was refused. I joined the Red Cross, they threw me out for no good reason. I volunteered at the Kearney Nebraska Fire Department to do anything needed, they turned me down. I joined the American Legion, they have quietly distanced themselves from me. I was refused my membership renewal in the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association because I was promoting their organization and preparing Tee shirts to donate to them for their benefit, without their permission. I could not understand why all refused to allow me to give to them or to others in their name, now I do. The fools all thought I was trying to "take their thunder". In truth their thunder, that they have worked a lifetime to invent, is but a "pop" compared to mine which was a gift to me from birth. I could never see this before so would always try harder to be worthy, which it seems was just more true "thunder".
Envy is a sickness that fortunately, like smoking cigarettes, can be controlled... just love yourself enough to not care about what others feel about you and stop being envious of what others are doing or have become because it is one of the seven deadly sins. I was never doing anything for myself in my past efforts to support what I felt were good causes. From this day to my last I will do what I can with all that I have just for me. Thank you to all who have opened my eyes.
It seems that if a person truly wishes to do good, they are not wanted because that will certainly cast a shadow on all the rest who just wish to "look good". All of these positions are coveted by the spiritually weak individuals who hold them so they may "shine" in the eyes of all who see them "giving of themselves".
Because of a Fire Captain friend and the "headbenders" at the VA hospital, I now see clearly my biggest flaw as a human male... I am selfless. Add that to my second biggest character flaw, I truly love myself so I have no problem loving others and you see why I am not wanted by others who feel their lives are but small candles and mine is like the star that shines in our heavens and warms us all.
What they do not understand is ..."that is just the way THEY see it" and not the way it actually is. Because all of us are shining stars in the eyes of our LORD. As a wise man once said "you have eyes but can not see... ears but can not hear". Truer words have never been spoken. Now it is clear to me that all the anger, envy, hate and fear has been simply.... because you think I am like you.
Thank you Captain and Ma'am Cothren for your love to us all.
Acting Chief Frederick Georges
American Independent Fire Brigade