Wednesday, 7 October 2009
A lesson in gratitude part II
I've recently joined this lovely women only social network. And I'm really enjoying being there. The icon on my side bar is the way there if your female, if not then don't bother!
I've had the pleasure to become 'friends' with several people already. One of them is a new friend who I obviously don't know as yet. But I picked up a comment she'd left on my real friend Sorrow's page. And I had to investigate.
Her son is a soldier who was shot in the back whilst out in Basra. He was told he'd never walk again. Well he wasn't taking any notice of those words and later this month he and four other soldiers are intent on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tonight I did two Tarot readings, the first ones I've charged serious money for, I said the money was for raising the roof on the school in Mozambique for which I have already raised some money. But having read the story of this young man the money has gone straight to him and his mates. They are trying to raise £100000 for Help our Heroes www.helpforheroes.org.uk
These young men and their colleagues they deserve our gratitude, regardless of whether we think the war is worthwhile or not.
And it puts my small broken bone into perspective really!