Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's Tough Out There Folks
"Ray" is unemployed, homeless, and sleeps under a bridge. He says he can't build a fire for fear of attracting attention. By day he stands near a busy intersection hoping a good Samaritan will drop off some food or give him a few bucks. Most of the passing motorists avert their gaze pretending not to see him. Finally, a compassionate person slows her vehicle, rolls down the window, smiles and hands him a couple of wrapped sandwiches. Ray thanks her, stuffing his next meal into his coat pockets, then once again lifting the cardboard sign to the oncoming traffic.
Count your blessings no matter how small they might be.
Image © 2010, Daniel Staudacher