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Lesson #43 Mars – Hunger – Mars – Homelessness – Mars – Disease – Addiction – Joblessness – Etc…


Last evening I could not sleep, so I went to the city to see my homeless kids and give them some blankets and clothing people had collected for them.  Sometimes, it takes me awhile to round the majority of them up, but not last night.  In all honesty, it was really early morning.  They all wanted to go to a place in the city called Fountain Square.  It’s a really nice gathering place, where some very cool things happen.  This time they wanted to go watch the big screen broadcast of “Curiosity,”  being shown on the Square.  That is the 2.5 billion dollar rover, which was sent to Mars in search of life.  It was 1:32 a.m. EST when it touched down.  I was watching my unusually quiet kids as they watched the big screen wide-eyed.  I flashed back to my days in grade school when we would get the chance to watch Alan B. Shepard, Jr. on May 5, 1961 go into space.  I was in awe as I remember that…but even back then I had a sense that if anyone lived on the Moon, they probably would have come to visit Earth before then.

It was while watching the early morning event with the kids that I had my “AHA” moment.  Here were these kids, who by not fault of their own were homeless, addicted, ill, and basically alone with no help in sight.  Then I glanced to my left and saw a family I met last year.  A man and his wife and their 3 children, who live in their car and eat when they can get to the Soup Kitchen or when the father can make some money doing day labor.  He had lost his job 2+ years ago and then they lost their home.  In front of us, was a teenage boy, sitting in a wheelchair, filled with excitement, while getting oxygen through a cannula.

Things began to become seem overwhelming to me.  I sat there on the Square doing math in my head.  If someone gave me 1/10th of that 2.5 billion dollars it took to send “Curiosity” to Mars, I would had 250 million dollars!!!! 250 million!!!  Do you know what I could do with that money?  I could buy land.  On that land I could build a research facility and staff it, so that we could find answers and cures for diabetes, cancer, AIDS, heart disease, Muscular Dystrophy and more.  On that land I could build a huge elementary school and middle school/high school and staff it.  I could start a job training program that would really work.  I could build a state of the art Detox facility and long term rehab facility and staff it with the best of the best doctors, counselors, etc.  There could have a huge garden, small homes for people in transition to live in, a place for people who lived there to work at some form of craft/building business and sell what was made.  They would have a salary, the community and all of its facilities would have money coming in, and it would be close to self-sustaining.  I would make sure there was an excellent clinic, dentists, eye doctors, etc..  We could even donate money for continued research in The Rainforest, where many many plants and trees are used to create incredible medications.  250 million dollars!!!!!  2.5 billion dollars spent to see if life ever has or ever could be sustained on Mars!!  Is it me?  Have I lost my mind?  Am I some kind of crazy person with absolutely no desire to live on Mars???  As I did my math and I knew I was about to have a super brain eruption, I realized that the money could have been divided among all fifty states…each state receiving 50 million dollars which could only be used for the purposes I listed above.

I don’t think I am so crazy.  I think that as much as I love the United States, I see that we are a very wasteful people, and tend to look away from things that are not so pretty and nice.

There is a saying isn’t there?  “Curiosity” killed the cat.

Love & Peace Always

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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**Attn: This Disease Is Spreading Throughout The World! ! *Please Be Careful*


To date I have not received an accurate count of how many people are dealing with this disease.  As soon as I do I will let you know.

Here is what I do know as fact.

1. It is highly contagious and has no incubation period.  Basically what happens is that once you have been exposed to it, you have it.  There is no vaccination available to prevent it.

2.  The disease causes people to do things they would have never done before for no apparent reason at all and they become very secretive about what they’re doing.

3.  It has been noted that people infected with the disease cannot be cured, there are no medications as of yet to stop it.

4.  It does cause people to be very happy and they have been observed smiling quite often.

Who Might Contract This:

1. Anyone who is breathing is not safe from the disease.

2. It is being seen in people of all ages, so no one is immune.

Things That May Happen If You Have This Disease:

1.  If you have the disease you may go around with lots of quarters in your pockets and place them in parking meters where cars are parked….the cars are not yours but it won’t matter to you.

2. You may make dozens of sandwiches and bag them up with a piece of fruit, head to an area where homeless people congregate and pass out the bags.

3. You might go through your closets and begin removing the clothes you seldom if ever wear and donate them to a shelter or organization.

4. It has been noted that people with the disease have been known to secretly adopt a family in their area and surprise them on birthdays, holidays, days that aren’t even special with gifts, food, clothing and the like.  Highly odd to do for a family you don’t know. You will feel elated every time you secretly visit their porch.

5. You may find yourself reaching out to your neighbors and saying hello or waving for no apparent reason at all.

6. People with the disease have been seen at the grocery store, switching places with someone in the check-out line, so that those people go first.

7. If you have the disease, and if you are at the gas station, you may have the urge to pay $10 – $20 dollars toward the price of gas needed by the person waiting in line behind you.  The disease causes you to be unable to resist this urge.

8. If you see someone paying for a strangers meal you will know they have the disease.  Now, if you saw this happen you will feel compelled to follow suit and pay for a strangers meal yourself.

9. This disease is known to cause people to visit nursing homes, homeless shelters, animals shelters, hospitals and doing nice things for free and for no apparent reason at all.

10. If you have this disease, it is being suggested that you pass it along.  In fact, be encouraged to infect as many people as you can. The world will be better for it!!!

Sarah© 2012

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Lesson #8 Normal……..really?….just sayin’!


I have spent time thinking about the word or the concept of “NORMAL”.

I have finally come to my own conclusion about “normal”.  I researched it, read about it, and have realized that I don’t fit the description in any way, shape or form.  I’m not sad about it.  I am happy that I made my own definition for it and I am totally content with it.

Normal is definitely not what I am.  No, I don’t eat worms, or wear hats made of tinfoil, but I am not normal.  The people closest to me really aren’t normal either.  That is where I found my definition…right there in my inner circle.  And it’s going to be the very same place where you will find what normal is for you.

My Definition:  Normal is whatever the majority of people in your life decide it is!!  It’s that easy or that difficult.  I have pink hair, tattoos, piercings, and like baggy clothes.  Now, some of my people have some of those things and we like each other a lot.  Some have none of those things and we remain good friends.

When I step away from my people,  I stand out like a 60 foot statue of Pooh Bear.  People stare, they whisper, they even point at me as if to say, would you look at that!!  How dare she look like that and in public too.  I dare because I can.  If I didn’t believe how I believe, if I didn’t dress as I do, If I didn’t surround myself with like minded people, I would not be me.  I would be someone else.

So, normal is whatever you decide it is.  As long as you are being true to yourself, not hurting or offending anyone, then you are on your own journey of normal.  Enjoy and smile!!!

Sarah-Pink Welch © 2011

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