I managed to catch the second half of Idol Gives Back, after getting home from work tonight. The scenes where they showed people in Africa living with diseases such as malaria and AIDS made me cringe. And also seeing people in America itself (one snippet was a family in rural Kentucky) living below the poverty line, made me realize how grateful we should be for what we have. Let us not forget to thank God for the many blessings bestowed upon us, instead of complaining of the things that we don’t possess.
As a schoolteacher of mine once said, "I used to complain about not having nice shoes to wear, until I saw a man who had no feet."
To end on a lighter note, Robin Williams was hilarious as the Russian Idol!
Here is the Miley Cyrus segment, where she performs, and where you can watch Miley and her Dad visiting a poor family in rural Kentucky (fast-forward to 3:00 if you want to skip Miley’s performance).