Human beings never fail to amaze me with their self-righteousness and stupidity. It doesn’t make me sad, it makes me angry. Unless you live another person’s life, EXACTLY as they live it, you have no right whatsoever to tell them how they should do things.
There are many ways to be “broke” – financially, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. (I know, ‘cause I’m all four!) Being so broken that you can’t follow something that was learned as children – Do onto others as you would have those do onto you – is pathetic.
I’m not saying that you can’t think what you want about another person or even bitch about it publically, especially when someone is doing harm and/or wrong. But when you question and or say hurtful things to another that is doing something good, something heartfelt, and isn’t asking you to do a damn thing, you should shut the fuck up!
Illuminary, from Canopy In The Sunlight blogged about Regan Welder. Regan has a GoFundMe page to raise money so he can have his damaged teeth fixed. Regan’s life, like so many others, had very low points. He didn’t always make the right decisions. Regan is now leading a life of goodness and he wants to continue to share what he has learned, helping other people to find the light in themselves to have a happy, hopeful existence in this world. He wants to make The Universe a better place. Regan is asking for donations. He isn’t putting a gun to anyone’s head. Give him some money or don’t. It’s all up to you. Illuminary shared Regan’s story and his page. She didn’t plead nor did she demand you donate. Regan touched her and she wanted to help. Y’all can’t see a problem, can you?
The lovely Illuminary decided to hold an auction to raise some additional funds for Regan. She is an artist. A real live amazing artist! Because her money is scarce and precious, she MADE something wonderful to auction off. Another artist friend also donated a piece of her work to the auction. (If I hadn’t been such a slacker, I also would have gotten something together to add. I’m ashamed of myself.) Illuminary held the auction on her blog. As you can see, no actual money was spent by Illuminary for Regan. What she gave was much more valuable than money, she gave her time, her skills, her love. Illuminary gave from her heart, not her purse.
And wouldn’t you know it, some asshat had the nerve to query her about her finances! This POS wanted to know how she could manage to create something since she has no money!!! From my understanding, they actually posted this inanity in the comment section of her blog. The temerity of some people is astounding.
Like I said, people can be broke in many ways but I’m glad that neither I nor Illuminary and many others aren’t so broken that we can no longer recognize how to see and to add a wee bit of goodness to the world.
If you’d like to know more about Regan here’s links to his GoFundMe page, his blog and his Twitter account. Find Illuminary HERE and HERE.
For the foreseeable future, I’m going to donate 15% of all my Etsy and eBay sales to Regan.