Monday, July 13, 2020

A Blind Eye + #MyPostMonday The Week's Best Original Content

Today I'm as distracted and behind as ever, having no real idea of what to post. I've been all over the internet today, in the course of operating my blog and seeing so much that just makes me say "wow". So much so, that I feel a little overwhelmed. But I'm pressing forward and the result is this re-cap of one thing I saw.

I saw one video in particular that struck me. It was of a guy on a motorbike, wearing a body cam. It looked as if he was going to record himself biking and he wanted to capture some sick footage of his epic ride! But instead, he unexpectedly passed by a really bad fire, in someone's backyard-- a large detached deck of sorts. The flames were  getting ready to jump to the main home. There were several neighbors gathered around, talking, and looking.

He jumped off his bike, camera still rolling, and starts action immediately. He gets a neighbor's water hose and drags it as close as he can to the actual fire, which is raging out of control. The neighbors are still watching.

He talks as he puts this little garden hose stream onto this massive fire. He says, "Am I the only one doing anything? This is so huge. This garden hose can't do anything. I guess I'm no longer biking, I'm now a firefighter. Is no one going to join?"

Finally, two of the neighbors hesitantly start to come forward and help a little bit. He was able to mobilize them, and another garden hose soon appeared on the scene. Now an older lady and he were all that were fighting this fire, the lady being quite a bit back from the flames, but still wielding a hose. He continues to talk, saying, "This is so so hot! I hope it doesn't melt my jacket and my camera. Hey, I hear the fire department. They should be here soon."

By this time, he had actually done quite a bit of damage to the fire. For one thing, he had doused the ground around the flames. Although it was still huge, you could see that it wouldn't be jumping to the main house, at least for awhile, which would give the firemen a chance. It actually seemed like a miracle, seeing how tiny that garden hose was.

Before long, we see the actual fire department coming in with their huge hoses. And even then this guy, now stepping back to a support role, helps them un-kink their hoses and drape them over the fence so they could get access to the flames. They barely pay attention to him. Little do they know that because of him, they have been saved so much work and a potential house fire had been avoided.

I guess I have to ask myself some of the same questions he was asking. "Why didn't anyone else join in?" "If he hadn't happened to pass by, would the place have just burned to the ground?" "What would I have done in this same situation?"

I saw the above quote and love it, because I truly believe that a society who neglects its unfortunate, poor and downtrodden, is the same society that will ultimately fail. If wearing a mask is how you show your care and concern for your fellow beings, then do that with all your heart. If giving money to a guy on the street feels right, then do that. We can all do something to help, even if it is dragging a tiny garden hose closer to a raging fire. And maybe the act of dragging your own symbolic water hose to a raging out-of-control situation may be what saves the day until more help arrives! To see the video, go here!

Today is "My Post Monday!", a curation of my picks of the week's best original content. It's all about posts from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I  open up with a post of my own and then follow it up with a linky of the week's top original blog posts! It's all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows--in other words, they are active, writing blogs. If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize(Affiliate links welcome)

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