Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Good For Him? Or Me?

I am at this group meeting at a restaurant.  And to be honest, I'm not really feeling it.  We're kind of expected to purchase food for using their space. I wasn't really hungry either.  

There's a guy out at the bus stop, and I saw him there last week sleeping on the bench when I left.  I'm guessing he will be tonight too.  

So, I bought a calzone and took it out to him.  He didn't seem overly enthusiastic about it, but hopefully it will do him some good anyway.  


Thursday, October 20, 2016

#50Acts - 9-34

It's easy to become discouraged.  I'm not sure that's changed much over time, really.  I started this blog in the hopes of creating a community, and logically I know that it takes time to build such things but I'm an impatient sort who wants immediate response.  When it's not there, I wonder what it is I'm really looking for; attention, or attention for others? 

So, it's not that I haven't been busy over these last few months.  I just haven't been talking an awful lot about it.  The commitment to fulfill one deed for every life lost in the Orlando tragedy earlier this year is still going strong.  We're at 34 today.  I've handed out flowers, paid for bridge tolls, bought an anonymous lunch or two.  I've fed a few of the homeless but not nearly enough. 

I think .. I want to believe.. that the answer is that it's not for wanting personal attention.  Knowing that I squirm and twitch every time I receive a thank you is a good indication, and the warm fuzzy that comes from a smile tells me I'm doing the right thing. 

It's just better if I'm not doing it alone, so thanks for being here.