|From my record collection the original EP-Do They Know It's Christmas (1984)|
I guess I have found a balance as I am getting older. I try to be myself and enjoy it is for what it is. Watching my own two grow up, I haven't put any of the head trips on them, that were put on me. I am happy that they know and understand the words to "Do They Know It's Christmas" and know that they have a pretty decent life compared to a lot of people.
|Homeless Sleeping inside Powell St. BART station (above and below)|
So, at this time of year I try to think of things I have done to help people. Maybe giving a sandwich or a food item to a homeless person, paying the bus fare of somebody who does not have the fare, giving an extra BART ticket to somebody who needs one, listening to somebody in their time of crisis, donating clothes that I do not wear to a shelter, giving a coat to the One Warm Coat Drive. Stuff like that. Even though I try to do that stuff all through out the year, I feel that I sometimes do not to enough. I do not know. I guess that doing something "However Small" is better than doing nothing at all.
|A Salvation Army kettle|