Poverty in Ohio

Every year, my job sets up a “giving tree” to ask for gifts to deliver requested items to a local nursing home and a charity that works with neighboring poor families with children.  This year I noticed that several of the gift tags were for a toothbrush and toothpaste.  How poor does a person have to be to ask for a toothbrush for Christmas? The answer, of course, is too damned poor. I cannot imagine being in such desperate situations that I would think of requesting a toothbrush. I could evolve this post into a rant about lack of charity or the political situation in this country that caused this level of poverty. But I will simply leave you with this thought.  Think about what it would be like to be so poor that you didn’t have a toothbrush, that you would want a new one as a gift.  Think about that, remember your blessings, and do something — anything, small as it might be —  to help someone in this kind of situation, someone in need, someone so poor that they would ask for a toothbrush. Thank you.


About Lillith ThreeFeathers

Lillith ThreeFeathers is a shamanic healer, author, medium, and priestess.
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1 Response to Poverty in Ohio

  1. Gaye says:

    Great information. Lucky me I recently found your website by accident (stumbleupon).
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