After my recent post about homelessness, My mom sent this to me worried that it might sound too preachy if she added this to the comments. However, I thought it sounded just the right note for today as we gather together and give Thanks.
“I often struggle with whether to give a person money or not. Like many of you, I have always been concerned about being conned and the money will be used for items that probably won’t be helpful to the recipient.
But, a friend put it in perspective for me a few months ago. She said that if you give from your heart that is the important thing. What the recipient does with the gift is his/her responsibility.
No, I don’t give to every person sitting in front of Shop Smart. But, every once in awhile someone will catch my attention and, for some unknown reason, I know that I am going to reach out to that person. And, when I do, I try to give for the right reasons and not worry about where the money is going.
Hopefully, I have picked the right ones.
Happy Thanksgiving! We probably all have a great deal to be Thankful for – Number 1 might be that we aren’t sleeping under the bridge tonight.”