Thursday, August 09, 2007

If anyone cared

I'm a bit of an idiot when it comes to blogging so I don't know if I can add a video here or not so instead I will offer up a link:

I've always enjoyed Nickelback's music. I think it is a flashback to those rocker days as a young adult. This song has really struck me and I recently watched the video and it hit home why I love it so much.

Last week a woman was brutally assaulted and murdered on a city street, 3 people have been found to have heard her cries but did nothing. How many others heard those cries and also did nothing? Does anyone care?

My DH is a volunteer Firefighter and is constantly faced with ignorant people who are too busy on their cell phone or too wrapped up in their own hurry to be somewhere to get out of the way of a gigantic fire truck with lights and sirens blazing. One day it could be your Mom or spouse or Gramma or child that they are racing to help. Move out of the way, show some respect!! There is an old lady in town whose hedge is very close to the fire hydrant that is down the street from the hall. They use this hydrant to refill their trucks and every single time she calls to complain that they knocked leaves off of her hedge. In any other place her hedge would just be cut down because it is too close to the hydrant. They are volunteers for crying out loud. Does anyone care?

The economy is booming but homelessness is growing, the food bank shelves are empty, children are going hungry. Does anyone care?

Darfur, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iraq, China....... Does anyone care?

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
We'd see the day when nobody died

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