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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Get Involved and Make a Difference

When it's all over, it's not who you were. It's whether you made a difference.
Bob Dole

Recently I became involved in a dispute between my future daughter-in-law and her employer. She was being harrassed at work (sexually and otherwise) and things became so intolerable she felt she had no choice but to quit. She is a sweet quiet girl and was being bullied relentlessly. I have had some legal training and attempted to intercede and mediate some kind of resolution to the situation but my attempts were fruitless and now it is proceeding into litigation.

The point of the story is this: I believe that if we are blessed with a gift, then we have a responsibility to use that gift to help others when we can. If you are physically strong then you should help those that are weaker. If you are blessed with a great intellect then help those that fall short in that area. If you have special skills, then use your skills to make someones life better when you get the chance. If you are a good speaker, then speak up for those that do not have a voice. We all have a responsibility to get involved when we see another in trouble and utilize the gifts that we have been given!


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