Having the right mindset

Published: Wednesday | December 18, 2013 Comments 0

HELLO MI neighbour! Whatever the mind is set on is usually accomplishable. That's awesome! The mind set on accomplishing greatness will attract circumstances, opportunities and individuals that will help to guarantee success. Oh my!

Then the mind constantly affixed to small things, will be rewarded accordingly. Minds left to wander aimlessly will leave people wondering why 'nutten naah gwaan fi dem'. This group usually becomes covetous, jealous and envious of those who prosper through the application of their minds. And we know what this leads to.

In our world, some minds are trained and disciplined, while others are untrained and undisciplined. And who can change this composition? It's 'till death do us part'. Those who try to isolate and insulate themselves fromothers not only do so at very high costs, but end up denying the world of life-giving synergies, usually garnered from free interactions among people.

But catch this: with all our great minds, we have not been able to implement a formula that will eradicate crime, violence, dishonesty and treachery, which have been destroying humanity.

Despite several humanitarian initiatives of organisations such as the United Nations, the International Peace Bureau, the Millennium People's Assembly Network and Pathways to Peace etc., news networks continue to broadcast atrocities committed among human beings. Phew!

the golden rule

So I say again, let's pick up and brush off the old command handed to mankind from the dawn of creation: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and love thy neighbour as thyself". When we begin to love others as we ought, those with strong minds will help with the development of those with weaker minds, and instead of building a castle for one, more will be invested in building lives which will, in turn, build better societies.

And yuh eva hear anything suh? One of the world's richest men has recently completed a house for his family of five. This 27-storey house was built at a cost of US$1billion. The edifice has 37,000 square metres of floor space.

It contains a health club, a gym, a dance studio, a swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. There are three helicopter pads on the roof and a car park for 160 vehicles on the ground floor. This house also boasts a staff of 600. Wow! Whatever the mind is set on is really accomplishable! But what if a fraction of the amount spent on this building for five were spent on building even five lives or carrying out research to uplift humanity?

Thanks for helping:

1. Dawn, St Catherine, for donating stroller to a neighbour.

2. Marsha, St Catherine, for offering stroller and playpen to a neighbour.

3. Lucille, St Catherine, for assisting neighbours financially.

4. The Jamaica Cooperative Credit League for responding positively to the Lynch's recent crisis. Thanks Claudette Christie for your effort.

Opportunities to help

Neva, St Catherine, needs help to fix roof - causing daughter who is mute to become suicidal.

Trician, Kingston, poor, sick, single, unemployed mother of three asking for neighbours help to survive.

Neighbour, children's father took back the bed - they are now sleeping on the floor. Asking for a bed and a dresser.

Neighbour, St Catherine, children's father has turned his back on them - wants to do a little baking to send children to school. Needs an oven.

Peta Gaye, visually impaired - asking for a massage table to try to generate income.

Charmaine, unemployed mother of four - neglected by children's father. Turning to neighbours for help to start chicken rearing.

Karlene, Manchester, seeking a bed and dresser for a neighbour with eight children. Some are sleeping on the floor. Has additional stress of caring for her sick father.

Leonie, Westmoreland, family of nine in need of two mattresses and a stove. Also asking neighbours for clothing and a TV.

To help, please call Silton Townsend at 334-8165, 884-3866, 299-3412, deposit to acct # 351 044 276 NCB. (Bank routing #: JNCBJMKX) or send donations to Hello Neighbour c/o 53 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10. Email helloneighbour@yahoo.com.

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