October
13

Ask and you shall receive! If you really put the energy out an opportunity will arise for you. If you really want to GIVE you will find the opportunity.

My opportunity was sitting in my car today at a stop light.

GIVE 14 / Day 14

Could you spare even a dime?

This GIVE may be possible in many cities but for some reason it doesn’t happen in Vancouver very much and certainly not often in West Vancouver. I have never seen a person in West Vancouver asking for money on the street. Today I did meet one and the nicest at that.

I was stopped at a corner turning into the local mall trying to get some work errands done and a young gentleman held up his sign and was asking for help. I know how hard it can be asking for money, I just did it in my recent post 365give vs Chef Gordon Ramsey. Imagine when you have nothing. Not a place to sleep except a homeless shelter (much of the time the street can be safer), no readily available food and only the clothes on your back, which at this point are not even close to clean.

I don’t usually give money to people on the street as I am concerned about the money supporting addictions that may have gotten them there in the first place, but this young man was different. He had a gentleness to his face and when I opened my window to give him a few dollars he was so grateful.

He wasn’t high and didn’t smell of alcohol. We enjoyed a lovely chat and he said he really wished someone would come by with some left over turkey. I really just wanted to take him home, give him a shower, a clean set of cloths and a turkey dinner.

So to the young man who made me smile outside Park Royal today. I hope you have a great day and thank you for giving me the opportunity to GIVE today.

Time Commitment: 35 seconds

Cost: $5.00

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