Nuff said on that ugly thought.
Thanks to the 2 who came forward, and offered to donate some money, you both showed compassion and humanity for those in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If I am short of the $1000 dollar donation number I set for this trip, I will throw more of my guard salary into the cause. Right now I am at $550-$600 in money (from my artist exhibition and artist talk earnings) along with some donations of hats and toys promised. I also have the 2 who came forward to donate after my email call, not sure how much they will give.
If I have to add another $400 of my own dollars, so be it. Maybe I can sell some of my photo gear on eBay to pay for it. Too bad they do not buy blood in Canada, would do that if I could. There would be something very human and excitingly valuable and real in giving your own blood to buy food for those in need, to help send children to school. Wish I could do that :). Will have to settle with giving my security guard wages and artist fee dollars, not as personal, but still a an important and proper way to use those funds.
Giving is so beautiful. When you help those in need it is not only beneficial to them, it helps the giver as much, maybe more. In a way I am selfishly giving to them to help myself. Doing this work allows me to become a better version of myself, a more rounded and good human being. I am often a crude/rude/arrogant/self centered bastard. I am selfishly in pursuit of becoming the best person I can be, and the people in the dump are helping me to chase down that goal.
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