:: Taking Care of Others ::
A good start to morning – I was listening to this
Cute song by The Cure on Lush FM:
I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love
Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...
Only to be disrupted by my younger brother Bren.
Just passed his birthday in August in his twenty first,
I learned that he has been smoking for a while, and that
He has borrowed some money from a friend
And is in debt. I am affected, because there are a few
Underlying issues – first of all, he did not approach me
For money even though he needed the cash.
Secondly, he was willing to get himself in debt for
Things like cigarettes and his bike installment.
While I will help him with his situation, I wonder
What would be the best course of action.
Helping to repay, without a firm commitment from Bren
Not to borrow again, will only exacerbate the borrowing
Habit – if we do not drill down to the real cause
Of the problem. I asked for the contact of his friend
Which he borrowed from. And then, a commitment to
Quit smoking and not to borrow from others again.
But I can only hope that he learns and grow