This weekend, on a local 'helping hands' board, a post went up. A concerned citizen noticed that we had a homeless woman and her dog walking the streets. She was concerned. A flurry of posts went up, people brainstorming on how best to help her.
'I took her to the grocery store yesterday.'
The motel that she is in gave her a free weeks' stay.
Someone took dog food. and things for the dog (who s named 'Dog', btw.)
People stepped up, 3 dozen posts, the last I checked.
The interesting thing is that as she tells her story to multiple people, there are obvious differences in the stories. But in these difficult days, what shines the brightest is the simple kindnesses being extended.
Are we all being taken advantage of?
At the end of our days, we will not be judged on whether or not our kindnesses were used wisely. We will simply be judged on whether or not we extended kindness into a world that is starved for it.