“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” -Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I was stuck in traffic yesterday when I noticed this teen with a sign that said, “Help me. I’m homeless. Not being able to stop I quickly grabbed my camera, zoomed in and took this shot. I’ve never seen a young female sitting on an expressway in the United States.
sn’t asking for anything. Then I asked myself if I could have stopped what would I have given her? I had bottled water and a few dollars in my purse.
What my heart wanted to do was turn my car around, scoop her up and fix her world. That’s Somebody’s Daughter!
Unfortunately I think this scene will be going away any time soon. The National Center on Family Homelessness released a report on the extent of homelessness among America’s children.
The results were stunning: 1 out of every 50 children — around 1.5 million total children — will go to sleep this evening without a home reports Kristy Harden Smith.
What do you do when you pass a homeless person? Do you feel you can make a difference? Do you feel guilty when you walk or drive away?
Yes I always feel guilty when I drive away or past, or avert my eyes when they come near as I’m waiting for the green light. Once in a while I give a dollar or two.
I think one person CAN make a difference. Who knows how one positive action can reverberate outwards?
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