"live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciate your friends. do what you love. live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Radmacher

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Inspired to try to Make a Little Difference

My third month-aversary on my quest for a new beginning is tomorrow.  So I emailed Andrew yesterday to see what I should do.  He's had specific instructions for the past 2 month-aversaries.  He said "act of charity".  I'm like ... OK sounds great!  What the heck am I supposed to do??????

So off to bed I went last night (Monday).  The evening got away from me and I never did have a shower before going to bed ... yes, I indulge myself with both a morning and evening shower.  What can I tell you ... I work out twice a day most days.  Believe me .. I need the showers.

Anyway ... so I'm tossing and turning and trying to get to sleep because believe me ... 4:10 a.m. comes incredibly fast.  Because I haven't showered ... I'm feeling kinda icky.  Then it hits me ... there are so many people out there who don't even have a home, never mind a shower.  I have a hard time getting through one night without a shower, never mind days on end of actually living on the streets.  There's a man I see outside Union Station ... I heard him last night ... clear as a bell ... like he was standing beside me saying "please help, please help me get a meal".  I'm laying in my nice warm, cozy bed, and I start to cry.  Yes, I am a colossal sap.  And proud of it.  I started thinking about what I could do to make this man's life just a tiny bit better.  So I thought I would get a care package together for him.  I'd make a sandwich, some carrots, an apple, a couple of cookies and a bottle of water.  Then it struck me that he's not the only one.  Can I afford to make a huge difference in a lot of lives?  Unfortunately, I do not have those kind of resources.  I can, however, give 3 people (why 3, I have no idea ... that was what came to me) a meal.
Below is a pic (courtesy of my wonderful hubby) of the care package.

I was still awake at 11 p.m. last night ... but once I decided that this is what I wanted to do ... I fell instantly asleep.  This seems like the right thing to do.

Yours in health


1 comment:

  1. One more reason why you're one of the most beautiful people I've ever known. I love you for doing this, and for a thousand other things. You're amazing honey, these people won't forget you.