Recently it occurred to me I am not fond of takers. Two things set me off. First off I saw an inspirational quote online, you know the ones that remind you that you really do love puppies, and kitties, and rainbows. Basically it said give, not because you have a lot, but because you know what it is like to have nothing. Yes, yes, yes so very true. The second thing that got me to thinking about this idea of taking was sprinklers. Now to some this might be a stretch, but in my brain the idea fit perfectly. Anyway it was raining one day last week and I noticed that a big neighborhood behind us was watering their grass during the rain. What the heck, please can you hear me stupid neighborhood sprinklers, don't be a taker. There is water being provided to you courtesy of science and nature, and yet you still feel it necessary to take more. Really?? Just shocking.
There is a point when stuff, like clean water, could run out so lets not take, maybe we conserve and maybe we share. Maybe if someone enters you home you offer them a class of water, not because it is nice manners, but it shows that you care about them, whether you know them or not. I think we can forget some times how small gestures can make a big difference. Because really, get ready for a huge cliche, it is better to give than to receive (I tried to warn you).
Everything on this planet needs water to survive so lets not take more than we need, stupid during the rain sprinklers. All life on this planet is entitled to essentials for survival, and when I see blatant greed or stupidity, knowing that there are those out there who are suffering while there are those out there with so much who feel entitled to more, it just makes me sad. So please be a giver. Let's not exhaust all of the planets resources to find out that we cannot eat money (another good inspirational quote). Offer, even if you do not have much, and for Pete's sakes do not water your grass when it is raining.