In the chaos, look for and be the helpers.
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
My friend, Betty Brueske, helped those in need, daily. She was relentless in advocating for youth and the elderly. As a community member, she actively joined organizations that helped people, and spoke for solutions and to “do something” to better their world.
Better the world. That’s what Betty did. Her life is a model for us all.
Be the helpers. Today more than ever.
She prepared her own memorial service, and that was her message.
Betty was an activist with opinions, the memorial she prepared left us knowing we have work to do.
She insisted that we listen to each other, that we communicate to understand each other, and emphasized the message with this video, the Sound of Silence version by Disturbed. She wanted us to truly think about it.
Listen to each other to better the world– It’s Your World Now, she shared:
There’s so much more to say, but we who will miss her know those things. For my friend Betty, I’m spreading these ideas, her last voice to better the world.
Listen to each other and:
It’s your world now
Use well the time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
From the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album
Poster, created for and dedicated to my friend, Betty on Flickr