Let Me Ask You A Question – 2/10/17

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Let me ask you a question:

When was the last time you took time out of your life to invest in someone who was homeless, hungry, in need of help, etc.?  

25 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 2/10/17

  1. There was a pan handler a few blocks away from my work a couple of weeks ago… I have a hard time with some of these (to be brutally honest) It’s sad and wrong for me I know, but I very rarely give them more than a bottle of water or an extra cheese burger that I order for them specifically at a drive up window… Never cash. Anyhow, this man’s sign said:
    “I’m not going to lie. I just want a beer.”
    Now, because of his honesty and good humor, I was encouraged to reach out to him. I ran home (only a 2 min drive) and I packed up a hot/cold cooler bag. I filled it with a couple beers from my fridge, a couple water bottles, a single serving frozen pizza, and some random essentials like a toothpaste sample & brush, a bar soap, and disposable rain coat.
    Anyway, to make a long story short, the kit brought tears to this mans eyes, and I felt BETTER ABOUT MYSELF than I had in days!!

    Thank you for this post! We all need a reminder to reach out! 🙂

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  2. I need to do this, thanks for the reminder. Having 3 kids can cause one to forget the needs of others as the needs of the family demands all your time and resources. Great question this is my goal now 😊

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  3. I’m sorry I can’t remember…The last time I gave to the poor was months ago 😮😮. Thanks for reminding me to be a better human and help the needy. Although I gave someone a few dollars close to a month ago but that was absolutely not good enough…Thanks Danny 😘😘

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  4. It took me awhile to think of the last time. It was when I was pretty young and there was a man standing outside the entrance of the parking lot of where I worked. I gave him money. He was the first person I had ever seen that was homeless or at least driven to point of having to ask for money from strangers. Where I grew up in New Hampshire this was not something that happened. In fact…later that night my mother told me she had given that same man money. It was that rare to see someone in that situation.
    The first time I went to Seattle…was the first time I really saw what it was like for homeless people. I was horrified. I was 22 and those images are still in my mind. There were several people all lined up under the store front awnings laying out cardboard and blankets. It was about 5pm and we were leaving to catch the ferry home. My friend who grew up there said they were setting up for the night because getting a place under the awnings was a win. I still think about it 20 years later. I remember seeing a man with children. I won’t ever shake that.

    Here, I hardly see homeless people. On occasion I see a person with a sign at an intersection but I’ve never stopped and I don’t carry cash.

    The most I can say I do is donate to the food bank.

    You’ve given me a lot to think about.

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  5. Today 🙂 I gave a homeless man $5. It’s not a lot but I’m sure it will help. And…Right after I went to the store and had 2 items. The lady in front of me actually let me go in front of her to pay! That was one of the highlights of my day!

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  6. My daughter is in a Girl Scout troop and they often adopt charities as a project for the girls. This past Christmas they adopted a day care that primarily provides service to children of homeless and/or destitute parents. They watch the children and tutor them while their parents look for work. They also provide an address for the parents to help them get work and take mail and phone calls. We were captivated by what they do and decided that we would provide gifts and food for the facility at Christmas. It was a great experience for all of us and it made my daughter realize how lucky she is in her life.

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