‘Pass your blessings forward’
1/4/2019, 6 a.m.
While riding around the city, I noticed many people handing out meals to the homeless. Some were individuals and organizations committed to doing kind deeds during the holiday season.
Many people have empathy for individuals who have fallen on hard times. Many of us, whether we realize it or not, are just one or two paychecks away from joining them.
I was watching television and noticed a person stating that they were looking under bridges and in the parks to give meals to the homeless. This, my friend, is what you call dedication and going beyond the call of duty to fulfill a goal.
The world would be a greater place if everyone felt and displayed their generosity like this. We know this will never happen unless we live in a utopian society, which we don’t.
Many of the homeless are what I call silent people. They just go with the flow and try to make it day in and day out.
To those who showered the homeless with food, gifts, money and other items, I say, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Your actions show them that someone does care about their welfare. These people are human beings who deserve to be treated as such.
To the readers, I say pass your blessings forward to others who might need a boost. I promise you will not regret your kind gesture. This can become contagious, so pass it on.
ERNEST PARKER JR.