Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Ask not what your country can do for you..."

One of the most beloved presidents of America was John F. Kennedy.  Our country was shocked and saddened as we watched him shot live on t.v. as we watched the parade through Dallas.  It was a blow not only to a man but to our entire democracy and those from both parties grieved.

In his inauguration speech he made the bold statement:

 "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

Wow.  Times have changed.  If President Obama or Mitt Romney were to make such a statement they would not stand a chance let alone have the respect and admiration of the American people.  What happened to us?  When did it become just about "me" and "what can he do for me"? 

Recently we have been looking into volunteer opportunities in our area and found some sites worth sharing:

Volunteer Match. org

Christian Volunteering. org

Ministry Watch. org

Schools and churches almost always welcome another pair of hands or a listening ear. 

If one does not have time countless charities take donations.  Charity Navigator compiles the ratings for organizations so that you can insure your funds are going to good use.

Often an opportunity to help another is just down our own street and can be done in a way that personally is comfortable and makes sense to you. 

If you are feeling low on both time and money often a smile at a stranger, a prayer for a soldier, or a phone call or card to a friend is all that it takes to brighten up someone's  day.

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