I am in fact remarkably hard to impress, it’s my cynicism, just about all efforts to impress me are greeted with a raised eyebrow and often a sigh of disappointment, unless you are one of my offspring then it’s the easily pleased thing ^_^
so on the rare occasion in life when I see someone whose efforts at something do impress me I feel obliged to share, and this man has seriously impressed me, ok bit of background this guy- Christian Nock- is walking the whole of the English coastline to raise money and awareness of the plight of ex service men who become homeless, this is his page for those who would like to help with donations etc Christian around britain, obviously it would be excellent of you could drop by his page even donating a small amount will help.
I have to confess I knew nothing of this entire subject until I discovered Mr Nock and I have to take my hat off to him he has my full respect, it’s awful how little support ex service people are given especially when it is taken into consideration how much they have given of themselves, I am not here to debate the politics but I am writing this post because it is important to recognise, and pay respect to, people who have given so much, and often put in situations not many of us would consider, and often most of us would actively refuse,
I personally believe in the need for defence and it is such a delicate and complex world, often negotiations are on a fragile thin line and that’s before these people do their service, and usually many go that extra mile and how do we as a country thank them? leaving them homeless? that is about as far wrong as anyone can get, I for one would advocate lifelong support and this should be a given basic not something that charities organise but something we all can feel proud of! I pay my taxes- god knows I hate it but I pay it – and I would much prefer those taxes I pay supported these men and women and provided them with a basic standard of living, a home, food, warmth, where as right now all my taxes go on building damn silly structures which blight my town, and not even a year old it has, and quite rightly so, been nominated for the carbuncle award, groan but I digress, so stop ruining my town with such awful structures, stop wasting my taxes on fly by night schemes that go down the pan the next year, and instead let’s pay for something that should be there by right, I would attempt to house all homeless people and I would definitely start with housing ex service people.
kizzylee puts away soapbox and wanders off to watch a horror film,
have a great evening everyone and to Christian at whichever point you are up to i hope for you it does not rain nor get too cold and for homeless people everywhere i hope for you a home a shelter and support.
love to all