Me in the Middle of Giving

‘In the shoes of the other, we learn to have a great capacity for understanding, for getting to know difficult situations.’

~ Pope Francis ~

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“There are many excuses” to justify why one does not lend a hand when asked by a person begging on the street, he said. Some may think, “‘I give money and he just spends it on a glass of wine!’” Pope Francis said.

But, he joked, a “glass of wine is his only happiness in life!”

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I like the pope’s nonjudgmental approach to the growing crisis of homelessness.  My fixed income as a retiree makes it difficult to give a lot in donations.  The local programs that are addressing how to ease this crisis deserve our support even though I know some people reject that help and prefer to be on the streets begging.  It’s tough to just walk or drive by and not acknowledge their presence.  I’ll keep my loose change handy so when the opportunity arises I’ll be ready to respond.

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Coach Daddy ~ It’s all about fatherhood, futbol and food has asked the million dollar question.  Who would you give it to?  In six words, let me know your thoughts in comments below.

The fine citizens listed below in this post, however, know just what to do with a million dollars. In six words. I asked strangers, friends, and strange blogger friends, “If you had $1,000,000 but you had to give it to other people, who would you give it to?”

Click Here to see all of our great answers

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Who would you give it to??

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Linda G. Gill on Compassion

“Are we more likely to share with those who we have things in common? Yes? Why? How do we draw the line, when we consider everyone to be equal in our humanity? We all deserve to live. We all deserve what we work hard for. Yet sharing and compassion is what separates us from animals. It’s what makes us human.”

To read Linda’s post click here…..

Reblogging ~King for a Day!

The other day I was stopped at a red light while on my way home and noticed a man standing on the corner with a sign.  This is becoming more of an everyday experience and we all respond in whatever way we believe will help.  This time I watched as drivers, one after another, stopped in traffic to give this man money instead of hastily taking off once the light turned green.  Homelessness is getting worse and this just shouldn’t be.  The everyday good souls get this! It’s like we’re all invisible and not being heard.  ‘Interesting how we, the ordinary people can see it, but the politicians can’t’

Then I came home and read this great post by The Happy Quitter.  It would be so good if we could see more and more of the changes she would like to see.

Then one of my Facebook friends, my niece, posted a YouTube Video which was written, produced and filmed by her son and other young people in a summer program recently.  It can be done and it’s great to see young people looking for positive solutions that can bring about change.

Let’s Talk Trash 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTqRnuVMoHA&feature=share

 

Here’s The Happy Quitter’s post ~ KING FOR A DAY

I hope you’ll follow the link to her website

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The happy Quitter!

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Being an emperor or an empress for a day, think about all the wonderful things one could do -all the rules and regulation one could change. I would make radical changes, changes that might even anger a few. 

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