Okay, so, on the way to work this morning I saw a man who appeared to be homeless standing on the corner right by my office.
It is starting to get chilly out now (about 50 F here this morning), so that got me thinking.
I guess the whole PIF thing really got me to count my blessings, and see the world a little differently.
I am sure that many of us see homeless people every so often, and although we may feel for them, we probably don't give it much thought.
Well, for some reason this morning it really hit me.
I didn't have any cash on me , and I needed to get to work. I figure the least I could do was to brew some coffee real quick and take him a cup.
By the time I got there, he was gone.
Now, the point of this story is just that maybe we can try to change things a little bit in this world.
Granted, that coffee certainly wouldn't have changed this mans life, or his situation, but I am sure it would have made a small difference if even for just a short while.
Now, I am not totally naive, and i know there are scammers out there who make more money begging than I do working, but there are real issues.
I can honestly say that in the past I have visited several food banks, and it was only by God'* grace that I have never been homeless myself.
Now, I am not going to preach, but they are definitely Christian principles and what not about helping the loss fortunate, and I like to think, Christian or not, most of us here have at least enough moral character to care about our fellow humans.
I am not saying we should all go out and empty our wallets to the first homeless person we see, but maybe we can start with they way we think.
Most mornings I would have just seen this man and not really given it any thought.
But, it really hit me this morning, and I figured maybe if I shared, I might inspire one good deed somewhere, and that may inspire more, and so on, in the true PIF fashion.
Okay, I'll step down off my soap box now, and you are free to feel how you will, but I hope that at least me pointing this out will make a small difference to at least one person, and that is more than worth my 10 minutes to type this.