Helping others.

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 I think that American people are incredibly kind in general. They do help other coutries all the time. I have collected many art supplies and toys in my neighborhood and sent it to an orphanages back to my motherland - Belarus. I found so much support here. On the other hand, in Belarus, it is hard to find anyone who is willing to deliver this boxes from one city to the orphanage. People in the third world countries just do not understand a principle of charity. They used to live in a hard reality, they used to have no help, and they no more want to help others.

I would say even more - if my parents will try to give something to the orphanage in their own town, they will get no appreciation. People will look at them as they have too much money and try to show off. It makes me so sad. That's why sometimes I feel that America should help themselves first before they try to change the rest of the world.

I just competed a new mural - oil painting. It was sold as a commission work at the charity action. I just wanted to share this image with you, because it is a nice reminder about the childhood. children mural.

Comments (6)

Travis Newton
Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490 - Salem, OR

Fantastic post. We should all do our part to try to help others as much as possible!

Aug 21, 2008 09:44 AM
Sheila Reeves
Allen Tate Realtors - Greenville, SC

Irina, good for you; that is a great thing to do.

Aug 21, 2008 11:19 AM
Kevin Pierce
Cascade Builder Services - Tacoma, WA
New Construction Warranty Management

Way to go Irina.  Great post.  Have you had any luck selling your house yet?

Aug 21, 2008 11:58 AM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Irina, that is beautiful.  Thank you for sharing - does my heart good.

Aug 21, 2008 12:13 PM
Pete Rondello Sr
Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. - Boulder Junction, WI

Irina: This is very nice. It shows me your talents and also that you love kids and the innocent fun of the young life. God Bless you!

Aug 31, 2008 06:09 AM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

Irina- It's a shame that charity would be perceived in such a way. I congratulate your parents for being able to be charitable in spite of the criticism... that takes resolve. Also... I want to thank you for donating your time to do the same- I see it runs in the family! I hope this cultural stigma can disappear. If everyone had a charitable disposition we'd be very much better off as a society.

Sep 21, 2008 11:04 AM