#BillofRights - 10th Amendment - You Have the Right to Be A Part of the Solution

Ansley Ansley


There is so much going on the world today; between the economy, the natural disasters, dangerous bureaucracy is beingcamouflaged as "good for you", and a whole mess of other issues. It seems like every day the world just keeps sliding faster and faster into that black hole. While we're winning some of the battles out there, we're definitely losing plenty of them as well.



How many of us are out there trying to make things better? Of course, being die-hard fans of EF we're helping change the perspective of those who think toys are wrong or horrible abominations that should be banned for all eternity. What else can we do?

So many times it's easier to just sit back and let things happen to us, but life is what we make happen. So we gotta ask, how proactive are you when it comes to obstacles in life or things you think need to change?
11/16/2012
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Jo22 Jo22
I suffer from anxiety and panic so I can't volunteer anywhere, but i do what I can in 'my little world', i spoil my cats that I have rescued and try and give them the best quality of life I can. I help my amazing mom when she needs it. I need to leave my house more, I am working on very slowly. It doesn't seem like meuch but if there is something important to help people or educate them I share via social networking. I wish I could do more but I hope the small things add up. People should know that even just telling a person they look great that day or have a beautiful smile-that can have a wonderful,lasting impression on that person. If we all do even one tiny thing daily it adds up, but I have such respect for people that are out there helping others, teching, and mentoring. I have always been open about sexuality, talked about my toys and i found that even if a person is shocked or offended at 1st, ultimately they are curious and being ably to free someone up to add such an important thing to their lifestyle is a great feeling.
11/16/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I used to volunteer, but honestly, I can't afford to work for free these days, lol. I hope that doesn't sound too awful.

However, my job is to take care of individuals with disabilities, so I think I'm doing my part in helping people.
11/17/2012
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
I wish I could do more, I do make sure I speak my mind and express my opinions to others, sometimes a discussion can go a long way if you're open & honest. Sometimes it seems to make no difference but you never know how your opinion can influence someone else in the long run!
11/17/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Ansley


There is so much going on the world today; between the economy, the natural disasters, dangerous bureaucracy is beingcamouflaged as "good for you", and a whole mess of other issues. It seems like every day the world just keeps ... More
Well in terms of helping other people (and furry peoples!) in need? I try to offer help in every possible way I can, even if it's a small gesture because I've found so many times that the smallest gestures, from the heart are the ones that make people feel the best! And come to think of it, someone simply telling me something kind makes me feel awesome too.

Anyways, usually my partner and I set up a food drive or do some type of volunteering -- I truly love it -- but this year, I asked a local volunteering place how I could help since they'd been advertising saying they needed drivers to deliver food to houses with families in need and you know what? They said "We do NOT need any help!" Hmph! Lol. I was like "what? How the heck can you NOT need extra help?" Oh well though. I do get excited over volunteering though.

Anywhere I can be used, I'll step up and help. I can't say I'm as good as my partner though. He spends a lot of his time daily helping our local... grannies. That is what attracted me to him in the very beginning. His helping grannies. LOL. Kidding. His helping people in need and seeing him offering people rides home all the time. Sounds strange, but when I seen him helping an old lady in the store, when he sat for TWO hours waiting for a disabled lady to get her groceries to give her a ride home, when he offered to do my own grandmother's yard work, those things spoke to my heart and nearly made it leap outta me! Seriously, I'm sappy in that dept.

I'll tell you when I knew it was love though. When he saved a baby kitty from being ran over (on purpose, the bastards!) in Krystal drive thru. Some guys put the baby kitty i a cardboard box in the damn drive-thru and was hee-hawing because they were going to RUN IT OVER! And he intervened and saved her! She went running though and nearly ran right off this huge, deadly hill of rocks. He caught her though and we had her for a short while. Named her Mr. Mia because at first I thought it was a girl, so I named her Mia, later found out she was a boy and so I simply added the Mr. to her name! Ha Ha

Enough about cats. I love to help people, but this year, I've not been able to get involved. Not because I don't want to, but because these charities keep turnin' me down! Lol. Now that's pretty bad when a charity won't even take you FREE work. Ha Ha.

But just today I was talking to my partner about setting up some kitty shelters in our area for the kitties with no homes. He said he knows some ladies -- yes, a pair of the old ladies he helps daily -- who have a dozen kitty shelters set up! That's so awesome. We tend to forget about the little people in the world.

I kind of feel depressed during the cold months. I've been trying to escape the depression period of doom all week long. I have my own kitty who went missing 3 months ago and I can't seem to come to terms with that, plus the sadness of this time of year. Maybe I just haven't tried seeing the happy, but I get sad thinking about people without during this time. The other night, at the grocery store I seen an old man walking and I told my partner how it always broke my heart to see an older person out alone during cold months. IDK why.

However, I know that even though the charities around here don't want me (lol!) someone does! By golly. SOMEONE WILL TAKE MY HELP! LOL. I just suppose I should focus on the people who you don't automatically know need help. But so far, the only thing this winter I've done that really made someone happy was this customer of mine -- I work in nail design -- she didn't have a whole lotta $ when she came by, but kept commenting on how beautiful my work was. Then she told me her mother died a few years ago, her kid's dad just beat her up and robbed her, etc. & whether or not that was true, clearly something had her sad, so I did not charge her, and then she found me online, wanted my number & told me more sad stories, so I gave her a free card to have more nails done when she's ready. She seemed really happy, so hopefully small gestures were enough in that situation.

Other than that, the only things I've done to help people would be small everyday things like leaving "I love you! You! (echo) You! (another echo) You!(echo) post-it notes all over the kids' bathroom mirror. Ha. Ha. I always want to make them brighten up just in case times get tough. Teens have it rough.

I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's responses. Perhaps we'll all get ideas and remember to do things that help. I really liked this thread. I like being reminded to reach out to people.

God, I love people!
11/17/2012
AliMc AliMc
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Well in terms of helping other people (and furry peoples!) in need? I try to offer help in every possible way I can, even if it's a small gesture because I've found so many times that the smallest gestures, from the heart are the ones that ... More
This is possibly the longest post I have seen on the EdenFantasys forum so far, wow lol
11/18/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Well in terms of helping other people (and furry peoples!) in need? I try to offer help in every possible way I can, even if it's a small gesture because I've found so many times that the smallest gestures, from the heart are the ones that ... More
Oh girl, you post such long responses but they're so worth reading! I love the fact that you're so willing and happy to help people out, that's a great quality and I'm awful sorry to hear about your kitty that went missing *super big hugs* Keep your head up, you're making folks smile with just your words
11/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
Honestly I just try to help people and/or animals out wherever I can.
11/19/2012
Emalie Emalie
I work a lot of hours so I donate to good causes - causes for people and causes for animals. I am also a care giver so I live and breathe giving to others - part of what makes me - me.
11/22/2012
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