Holly and Heather’s Weekly Handy Hint: Justice for All!
Growing up twins, we were raised with a keen sense of justice and fairness. Our mother always made sure that if one of us got a new toy, so did the other one. If she purchased a dress for one, the other probably got the same dress in a different color. Even our Christmas presents had to be equal in amount and size if not in content. So when life turns out to be less than fair and equal, what is one to do with a background like ours? When younger, we would protest only to be told in reply, “Life’s not fair!” As adults, it is easy to recognize injustice all around us. That old response to our youthful protests certainly rings true. However, what to do about that lack of fairness aside from just walking away feeling hurt and defeated? We like to stand up for what’s right, speak out even when it’s not popular to do so. Or walk away when the issue at hand is really not all that big of a deal. With this mindset, you can try to help those who are marginalized or mistreated. Between us, we volunteer at our local homeless shelter and food pantry and give time to a ministry that makes blankets for the sick and injured. You don’t have to fight every “good fight” there is. Doing one small thing can go a long way towards balancing out injustices in our world. It can also help to put things in perspective sometimes. What are your thoughts?