I had actually committed myself to a bit of charity work in Singapore….in the Summer of 1992. My ship had pulled into Singapore for a two-week stay, and some of us were asked if we wanted to spend a morning with some children at a local orphanage. Several of us went and had a great morning with our new friends. If I recall, we did some painting and light renovation work, but it was still a great experience. When you have the time, try giving some time to others.
Mötley Crüe was one of my favorite bands when I was a teenager…even now. The band itself retired a couple of years ago, with a big farewell tour, but each member continues to make music on their own (with a couple of collaborations between Nikki Six and Tommy, for the movie “The Dirt”).
This video by Ben Coleman is a self-reflection of Tommy Lee’s days in Mötley Crüe, his regrets, his “retirement” and why he creates …as told by Tommy himself.
An incredible and inspiring young man. He is a credit to his family and village! If there is anything to take away from this, it’s that you should never hold back or give up on helping your fellow man, no matter how big or small you can contribute.
Also, I hope this act of love will be a wake-up call to those who can reach out to under-developed areas…such as musician Akon has done, and help where they can.
End of life is something no one likes to discuss, and don’t usually plan for until they have no alternative. It is certain, at least to me, that you can’t really plan too far ahead, because the details of the hospice care can vary with situation.