I have become a sap. An emotional rollercoaster. I was walking out of the grocery store and there was a young woman ringing the “charity” bell. She was slouched and nearly melting off her chair. I looked at her, guessing she was in her late teens early twenties and had completely desire to be there. Maybe this was her community service. Maybe this was the short straw. I looked at her and started to tear up. I thought if you understood what you were doing. That there are people that honestly need the money, the charity, of strangers. And here you are melting in your chair with a look on your face that this is cruel and unusual punishment. How could she be so clueless; so oblivious to her the cause and effect of her actions. Of course, I think of myself at that age and even now, so clueless to so many things. I am very much stuck in my little world. We all are.
There are many times that something like this scene brings me near to tears. It makes me so thankful of what I have. It also makes me so sorry I don’t do more. I give a lot. I know I should give more. It is so easy to look away, so easy to forget. So I challenge you, don’t look away. Don’t try to forget. Give! Give your time, your excess, or at very least your money. I promise that it won’t be a burden or harmful. You may never see who you affect with these blessing but someone will be the better for them. You will the better for them, too. Besides we all need a little help every now and again and we all help one another then eventually when you need help someone will be there.