Today, as I was picking up my iced tea, I noticed a homeless man and his dog sitting in the shade outside of the gas station. My kindness deed was there, right in front of me! I'll buy him breakfast!
These are tricky situations. I would hate to insult someone thinking they are homeless when in reality, they are just dirty and out for a walk, but he seemed to fit the "profile" of a homeless man. The dirt, the raggedy clothes, unshaven face, and the tell tale back pack and mound of stuffed grocery bags filled with who knows what. So, I was stopping anyway, what's another couple bucks to buy him breakfast. So I did. I walked over to him to give him his hot breakfast sandwich only to see that he was in the middle of eating one! And not only that, he had a small pile of breakfast sandwiches sitting beside him! Lol!! I am happy to know that this man isn't going to starve today, nor will his dog! But I am even happier that there are others out there doing kind things too. Like I said, it was a no-brainer. Homeless man, homeless dog, next to a food establishment... I hope he takes in enough booty today that it will hold him over for a while.
I'd like to think that the Kindness Challenge is spreading so far and so wide that it's coming full circle back around to where I can see the results, but I won't assume such a thing. There are A LOT of good people that don't need to be prompted to do kind things. I have seen it in action many, many times. I think in essence, we are good people. We just get so busy and caught up with life, that we forget to look outside of our tunnel vision.
Keep up the great works, my friends. Have a wonderful day!