Get Real…This is no crisis

I have been blessed to travel the world for a year and return with some assets intact, a woman who thinks I’m not crazy and a son on the way. Sure, I have no job, I’m scared as heck and completely confused why in God’s name I would be leaving a perfect 10 of fiscal existence and taking on something akin to “survivor” in a country where I can’t speak the language. I’ve cried and whined and lost sleep and “woe is me’ed” out the wazoo but if I get a grip and look at all the stuff I’m letting go of, I get a glimpse of reality that I, like all of you, am Warren Buffet when compared to the majority world even after I give all this stuff back to the Universe that gave it to me. Yea, this is going to be tough and the crystal ball says it looks dark but when I think back to what I saw, who I met and the courage I experienced as I hopped across four continents I realize that the only crisis in this world is that as a collective people of great wealth we can ignore the truth that the real crisis is still bore on the backs of of people we don’t even know exist. I’m not saying we don’t care or that we’re not compassionate but I am saying that even in these interesting economic times we are doing incredibly well. Our kids are going to college, we are vacationing, our homes are glorious, our cars have full tanks of gas and we are working and making what 95% of the world would see as a fortune. I’m sorry to be so blunt; and I won’t score any points; but ladies and gentleman this is NO CRISIS; it’s an opportunity to thank God for all we have and open our hearts to share even more because we know we can and we choose to end the real crisis that has been going on since the dawn of man. The crisis of perception and the resulting ignorance of where the burden really rests. I’m inviting you to join Orchid during the month of November and help me lighten that load.



2 Responses to “Get Real…This is no crisis”
  1. Simon Muvengei says:

    It is Time…to…”Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;Ecclesiastes 12:1

  2. katherine higgins says:

    This is so true Rich, you hit the nail right on the head. Instead of focusing on what we think we don’t have, we should be finding ways to give what we do have to those who need it desperately. We are much richer in mind and spirit than we give ourselves credit for. God bless what you do, and I really applaud you for sticking to your calling. All will work itself out in time. I am a firm believer in God’s ultimate hand in all we do, and He will not leave you desolate. Hold onto that hope and it will help propel you into thr future.

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