If you hopped across looking for my Blog-tember post, I was incapable of putting one together today.
[I originally posted this post on Friday, for Five Minute Friday. I left comments off on Friday but I’m opening them again, as I re-post this, as some readers may have other ideas of how to help. Please, if you do have any other ideas of how individuals can help, do leave ideas in the comments. I am absolutely sure that we can all do something and a whole lot of small somethings add up to a great deal]
Joining in with Five Minute Friday: this week’s word Yes.
She left her home (who knows when: was it dark? Was she in the middle of cooking lunch? Were her children still out playing somewhere?). She left her town. Her country. (I’m sure none of these decisions were met with an active ‘yes’ on her part).
Terrified, she and her two children stepped in to the boat. Terrified, they felt the water entering the boat. Powerless to do anything about it – stranded, literally stranded, as they were – nothing familiar to cling on to (except each other).
There, in that water, so far from her home, her life, and the life of her two children, ended.
I’m hoping, praying, that the human face of this refugee tragedy can be considered by the powers that be, that they find some way (however that might be) to find yes.
[Little Aylan Kurdi, little Ghalib Kurdi and their brave mother Tima: may your souls find the peace you were denied in life]
I made the decision to re-post my original post about this as I just saw, this morning, that Ann Voskamp has a really powerful post on her blog about the events that are unfolding in Hungary and across Europe. In the post, she lists ways of how each of us could do something to help. I urge you to click across and see if there is some way you can offer help to these people.
As The Independent so powerfully stated, “…people are dying and they need our help. If we cannot see that, then we have no right to look away from the consequences of inaction”