I’m really getting excited about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October now. I’ve already received three donations and am now building my team. It’s good to know that even when the economy is awful, the giving nature of Americans continues.
I think that is one of the things I appreciate most about being American. Even when we are down, we continue to care about others. Even when we are under verbal or literal attack by other countries or by terrorists, we continue to care.
I have seen people I know reach out to help those they do not know during destructive storms and tidal waves in the US and other countries, during war time, peace, in times of medical crises and during times of religious or ethnic persecution. They feel for others with a sense of compassion that makes me proud, makes me humble and gives me hope for our future.
I’m positive that I will be able to reach my fundraising goal, even though people are concerned about their own well-being and job security. It is because Americans put themselves in the shoes of others when they are confronted with an opportunity to help others. It is the American way…to be compassionate, to care.
“In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.” ~ Anne Baxter