When was the last time you did one?
Have you ever done one?
How'd it make you feel?
Yesterday while on my way to the fish store to replace the fish that I successfully killed during the moving process; I noticed that the homeless teen that stands at the lights on Wellington and Commissioners was there.
His sign simply says... "Homeless and hungry please help."
Now I have seen him there dozens of times before and have given him the odd granola bar or two... I often wish I could do more. Well today I did! It was miserable out, raining and plus 4 and he looked drenched to the bone and freezing cold, so I went to DQ and got him a double cheeseburger with fries and a coke. He seemed so surprised and thankful when I handed it to him from my warm Jeep. He wished me a good day thanked me very much and hurried over to the bus shelter to eat. While I sat at the lights he devoured every morsel and then disappeared. Again I wish I could have given him more but it's a start. I wonder how long it has been since he had a hot meal or a shower for that matter? What about clean clothes and a warm bed to sleep in?
After the year I have had( the most amazing one of my life so far) my heart aches when I see people suffering. I wonder where his mother is? I wonder if she is worried about him? I wonder what his name is?
I vow to be more generous this year, hopefully I can spread some of my good fortune around and brighten a few people's days this year.