Monday, March 12, 2007

He is trying to make a difference...

Someone I've been lucky to come to know is Scott who writes over at Republispin, he has gone down to volunteer to help Hurricane victims more than once and he has a post up with an article as well as a link to a Slide Show that I highly recommend you take the time to watch.

People like Scott inspire me to want to be a better person...

5 comments:

Head Spinner Scott said...

I have actually only gone down once, but I am trying to find a way to get back. I just worked on multiple projects and was fortunate(?) enough to get to tour the regions effected in New Orleans and on the Mississippi coast.

When I get my video done, I will send a copy. For some reason it works great on one of our DVD players and one section skips on another.

I feel embarrassed to think that I may inspire someone. I suppose mostly because I spent so much of my life not really living or doing things I like that I feel bad when I talk about it now because I could have been doing these things all along. I am just lucky that I dealt with my own issues when I did and still have time to make a difference.

I also felt bad narrating the slide show because it is an odd feeling driving around and then trying to explain it. I don't remember if it got cut or not, but I said at one point it was like being in a national cemetery and you feel guilty for being there, but also grateful fro the opportunity to be there. And it is hard not to get too emotional while doing it or even looking at it now. Everything from sadness to rage because it is such a tragedy. Not so much that Katrina happened, but that so little progress has been made.

Thanks for linking it. My new goal is to not let the Katrina regions become old stories because some people haven't really started to recover yet.

Lisa Renee said...

The last thing I'd ever want to do is embarrass you, but you do inspire me to want to do more. Right now you are doing more than a great many of us when it comes to helping the victims of Katrina.

I haven't done everything perfect in the past either, but we can't dictate our future on what we were in the past.

:-)

Head Spinner Scott said...

I know. I initially wasn't sure if I would write anything about the trip because I didn't want it to look like I was going down for the recognition of going down. After I was down there though, I felt that people needed to be reminded that there are sections of this country that were destroyed and our government is failing the people it is tasked with protecting.

I think my past has made me want to help more, it just took a while for me to accept that I couldn't beat depression on my own. I grew up poor though and the few people that offered help made it possible for me to have it better than I did growing up. I think I should try to do the same for others and if I can make one person smile and they pass it on and so on, we will slowly make the country and the world a better place.

That is too much serious.

Lisa Renee said...

Anybody who even remotely knows you would never think you did this for any other reason but to try to make a difference. I understand where you are coming from, but I am really glad that you did blog about it and share the slideshow. It made me sad to see what an area of the country I love looks like now but I think we really do need to see this...Else it will take even longer.

Hooda Thunkit said...

People like Scott are what used to make this country great.