Pondering Thoughts

A blatant disregard

It amazes me how some people can have a blatant disregard for others. Such a lack of compassion or thought about how their decisions will affect so many. I am going to vent for a bit…

I live in a small town in Missouri. If you live here one quickly learns they run on the “good ol’ boy system”. Those elected year after year to run this town. To help us become more. FAILED! Well someone in the bunch gained more…but it sure wasn’t the town. This city has not paid their bills in two years. Our water treatment facility has not passed an inspection since 2007. Our reserves…well let’s just say what reserve? They have taken money from sources they shouldn’t have. We have the highest sales tax per capita than anywhere in the state. Yet we had the funds to pay a park board member 78,000 a year plus pay the benefits for their entire family.

Thanks to those who were suppose to help us here I am working on getting  signatures so we can request an audit from the state. On the positive note with the election of some new officials things are starting to be known and we are working on changing them. This is a good thing. We are a long way from being ok but at least we have found out before we actually were bankrupt. At least the town is waking up, finally realizing something must be done. This town really does have a lot of potential if we just start caring and actually following policies & procedures.

Okay, I am done with the venting…

This is what really gets me the people who screw the town do their families not live here? Are they not concerned that their water is unsafe. That our sewer may not have a place to go.  That the schools, roads, things to do, whatever are not up to par? Does this not affect their loved ones? Well, of course it does, which is why it amazes me that they can not see past their own noses. I suppose to some degree they do not care because if the crap hits the fan they have made enough off the citizens that they can just move. Sad. Just sad.

I don’t have plans to stay in Marshfield for the rest of my life. For now it is home and I am going to do all I can to help. The town really has a lot of potential. A lot of room for growth. I will do what I can with my time here until the point it is time for me and family to move on.  It is great to see so many people beginning to work together. It is the only way this world can make it. If we all realize we are in this together. Sure there may be super filthy rich…super dirt poor…but each of us make up a piece of the puzzle. No one more important then the other. When we all except this. When we all live it. What a beautiful place the world will be. It will happen!

Most will be here. Those who cannot accept the change will condemn themselves which is too bad. But I won’t be sitting by to convince them.  I pray all will join. Will choose to open their eyes. To lift the veil. I will share what I know with all I can. I will do my part to help EVERYONE join the light. In hopes to be a bright spirit to encourage others to do the same.

I’ll do what I can.=0)

Have a beautiful day everyone. Thanks for listening to me rant. I knew this town was in trouble but just over the weekend I learned how bad it really was. I had to release it because ultimately it is not my problem to take on entirely. The people of Marshfield have to care before things will change. I cannot do it for them. Nor can all the others who are working diligently to make a difference. My life must go on. Even if it means we are moving sooner than expected. What will be will be. This I have learned in life.

Living life!

A happy lil’ soul~

Peace, Love & Mahalo ❤ Shanda


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