Facebook has dealt me a dose of reality again. This women that shares some of what she does on a 365 Random Acts of Kindness group has recently helped a women with MS. Her electric and water were turned off. She had no food in the house for her or her three dogs. She had not applied for public assistance or food stamps. I don’t know the whole story, but someone should have noticed sooner. There is a great big divide between the gimme it all nows and the sick and weary. Medical care should be more caring, and check into peoples home life. Medical insurance should be easy to understand, plus have someone explain the choices. I wonder if this person had any family that ignored her.
Also over the weekend, a person that I let rent my extra room when I lived in PA was found dead. He was only 58 or 59, an alcoholic, and very depressed for many years. He did not take care of himself by getting medical care until it was too late. He was recently hospitalized for three weeks but they let him out, because he wanted out. Well his pain is over now.
This all slapped me in the face, making me realize I don’t have it so bad after all. I have paid my electric and internet bill. My water is running, even though only cold temporarily. I can still heat it on the stove to wash dishes and warm the bucket of water in the shower. I also know I will get it fixed soon. I have to take my laundry to the laundrymat, but I don’t have to beat it over a rock. I am still alive, and I know things will get better. I have to stop being an emotional wreck in front of my son.