Godless Mom in the Bible Belt

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Those Who Walk the Walk

If you support the war in Iraq it is really easy to smack a yellow ribbon on the back of your car. It is something entirely different to drop your own personal life and sign on to fight that war.

If you object to the war in Iraq it is very easy to blog about it or complain to your friends. It is something entirely different to drop your own personal life and camp out on the side of the road in Crawford or go to Iraq as a peace worker.

If you are afraid of the state of our environment it is simple to read articles about it and recycle your aluminum. It is something entirely different to drop your personal life and go out in the field to study, document, protect and hopefully make a difference.

If you are concerned about those less fortunate it is easy to put your old clothes in a bag and donate them to charity. It is something entirely different to drop you personal life to hold their hands, provide support and encouragement, share their joys and sorrows and help them stand on their own two feet.

This New Years Eve I'm raising my glass to those who put not only their money but their time, emotional energy and physical well being where their mouths are. Whether I agree with their ideology or not, I admire people who not only talk the talk but who also walk the walk.

Cheers!
posted by GodlessMom, 8:51 AM

25 Comments:

Blogger dddragon said:

I can't believe all the magnetic ribbons there are alround here - yellow, pink for breast cancer, black for POW/MIAs (VFWs are selling them), multi-color puzzle pattern for autism, and many more. Some cars and vans have four and more on them. Oh, I think I saw one for animals, too.

Very good post. And you're right, it's easier to discuss than actually do something about anything.
Posted at 10:34 AM  

Blogger Saur♥Kraut said:

I agree. Of course I do neither: Instead, I am active by writing letters to congressmen and women (which I would encourage everyone to do).
Posted at 11:19 AM  

Blogger dAAve said:

Nice post, well said.

A peaceful and serene '06 to you and all of your family.
Posted at 3:44 PM  

Blogger Valerie said:

Agreed. A very nice New Year's toast.

Happy New Year.
Posted at 5:13 PM  

Blogger The Lazy Iguana said:

I was going to put my life on hold and go out to be an activist, but then I remembered something.

I am lazy. Also, I still had some beer in the fridge.

Anyway - have a GREAT new year. So far my new year is just ehhhhh. Kind of crappy really.
Posted at 9:59 PM  

Blogger dddragon said:

I'll sure miss reading your blog!

*aren't I silly, I'm tearing up!*

I hope that things go well for you. Take care and do drop by and comment if you can.
Posted at 12:51 PM  

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said:

I'm sorry that your blog will be no more. I'll miss it.

But I totally understand. Reading blogs takes a LOT of my time.

So long, and good luck in whatever you have to do.
Posted at 1:29 PM  

Blogger actonbell said:

Bravo! Good post.

And I know exactly what you mean by the time-consuming feature of blogging! I've thought a lot about time management issues lately, too. I'll miss your blog, and I'm sorry I didn't always make it here:(

Happy New Year!
Posted at 1:43 PM  

Blogger Blueberry said:

I have a button that says "Wearing buttons is not enough". Kind of the same sentiment. I know I am one who doesn't walk-the-walk enough and admire those who really try to do it.

Happy New Year! I will really miss your blog, but they really can be time-consuming and free time is hard to find sometimes.
Posted at 3:19 PM  

Blogger Valerie said:

I will really, really miss your blog. I didn't comment much, but I always read. I always looked forward to your post, and I also appreciated reading someone of like mind who also lives in Houston.

Good luck and Happy New Year. You will be greatly missed.
Posted at 4:07 PM  

Blogger Nigel Patel said:

I really enjoyed your blog. Sad to see you go.
It was fun though.
Posted at 5:44 PM  

Blogger Meegan said:

I'm so sorry this is the end of your blog! I've enjoyed it so very much. I hope you and Scott and Liz have a great 2006. I'll miss you!!
Posted at 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seeya...that's two of the best blogs gone in six months. I pulled the link and found someone else Godless enough for me. :)
Posted at 1:22 AM  

Blogger Lucy Stern said:

Dear Godless, I have enjoyed reading your blog and I will miss you. I hope you and your family have a great 2006.

You are right that we need to make good use of our spare time. We all need to be wise in that aspect.

On to your post: Several weeks ago, I noticed our neighbor was throwing away a bunch of clothes. She had cleaned out her closets and had tossed them along with a bunch of good toys; she put them on top of her trash cans. After she left for work, but before the trash man came, I went over there and put the clothes in my trunk and drove them over to the Salvation Army store only 1 mile from my house. I couldn't understand how she could just throw them away, when there are people in our city that can use the clothes. They were good clothes, many of them designer. I have a hard time throwing things away. The Salvation Army loves me, because I always give them my excess.

Good luck!
Posted at 2:00 PM  

Blogger Kim said:

I have really enjoyed reading your blog, and I will miss it greatly. I hope you and your family have a wonderful year.
Posted at 4:43 PM  

Blogger AP3 said:

Godlessmom, I'm really going to miss you and your blog! It's been one of my favorites.

I hope you take care of yourself, with your busy-ness.

Drop in on us once in a while, if you can!

Have a wonderful 2006.
Posted at 8:15 AM  

Blogger United We Lay said:

Marsha,
Of course you're welcome to drop in any time, but if you ever need anything, email me. It's on my profile. Keep in touch!!! Knowing that you have been raising your kids without religion has given me hope for a normal life for mine. Again, if there's anything I can evedo for you, please don't hesitate!r
Posted at 10:14 AM  

Blogger Liquidplastic said:

Thank you for the education and the communication. I will miss you.
Posted at 7:10 PM  

Blogger Kyahgirl said:

I'm sorry to see you're pulling your blog M, but I sure do understand. Time becomes very constrained!!

All the best to you and your family in 2006.
Laura
Posted at 4:40 PM  

Anonymous GodlessDad said:

I just want to say that I could not be more proud of you and what you accomplished with this blog. Your writing is eloquent and yet easily accessable, a feat rarely accomplished. You got a lot of people to think and you did it in such a way that you allowed people who disagree with you to feel comfortable reading your opinions and voicing their own.

Yeah, I'm biased, but you're the best wife, mother and blogger I know and I'm extremely proud to call you my wife and my best friend.

I'll miss your blog as well.
Posted at 2:31 PM  

Blogger Zeppellina said:

I will really miss your blog Godlessmom.
It was intelligent, eloquent debate on many topics left untouched by other blogs.
I wish you a wonderful and happy New Year to you and all your family.
May all your wishes come true for this year.
I hope that you will be able to drop in to visit us from time to time.
We will all greatly miss you.
Please stay in touch.
Warmest admiration and regards,

Zep.
Posted at 1:24 PM  

Blogger Urban Chick said:

don't comment much these days but still drop by now and then - i've greatly enjoyed your posts and what interaction we've had in comments on both our blogs

sorry to see you disappear from the blogosphere but totally understand your reasons

if i'm honest, a lot of stuff doesn't get in my house because of the time i spend online so i often wrestle with conscience about the amount of time i devote to blogging and other surfing

be sure and say hi if you start up again any time in the future - i'd like to know where you are resurfacing!

best wishes to you, scott and liz


UC
Posted at 7:24 AM  

Blogger AP3 said:

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! We're going to miss you!!!
Posted at 12:01 PM  

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said:

Just thought I'd check to be sure that you didn't start again.

Hope things are going well for you.
Posted at 4:00 PM  

Blogger Zeppellina said:

Like Tan Lucy, I just thought I`d drop by to see if you were still about.

Miss your blog!

Hope all is well with both you and your family, take care,

...and we`re all thinking of you!
Posted at 5:02 PM  

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