There are so many people in this world who need someone–anyone–to be there. Recently, I read a story by David Sutta, a reporter for CBS4 in Miami, Florida, entitled “Field of Numbers” in The Adtime Newspaper. It was about a cemetery in South Florida where there were “no headstones or memorials or flowers–just numbers.” In this “Field of Numbers” the dead were people like you and I; they simply happened to die alone. Whether they died on the streets, inside buildings or on the shores, they had no one there to comfort them and no one later to come forward and identify their bodies. No one even noticed they were missing. How lonely is that?? David Sutta the reporter described it well when he said that “it may be one place in the world where the phrase, ‘you’re just another number'” is truly the case.
Unfortunately there are many lonely souls in this world. Anne Frank, a Holocaust Victim, once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Here is your chance to help improve the world by simply improving one life at time.
Volunteer at a nursing home. Many of the elderly have families who unfortunately are too busy watching TV or going out to dinner or getting together with friends to give them a visit. Others simply don’t have families to keep in touch with.