I was informed tonight that in a city about 20 minutes from my home there is this man that is in need of a few things. This man was at a point in his life recently where his thoughts were dark. He was considering suicide. Thanks to a very wonderful and encouraging person in my life, my wife, for being the angel this man needed at that lowest part of his life.
At this dark time of his life he was homeless. Today, he has his own place, he has a job and most importantly he has his life. I admire my wife for who she is. She is truly a special human being.
If someone is in need and I am capable of lending that helping hand then that is exactly what I will do. It is what I am suppose to do! All my wife did was send me a list of a few items that this man needs and even before knowing his story I had already added his list to my notes. He doesn’t have much to his name still as he is just beginning his new journey and yet he doesn’t ask for much either. What he doesn’t know is that he will get much more than his few items on his list.
I do not know the struggle of being homeless and I am beyond thankful for that but of course not everyone has that same luck. I have had and still have my struggles but there is always someone out there who has it worse than you. When I complain of things as us humans naturally do I tend to try and lead my brain to thoughts of it could be worse. I may have a pipe under my house leaking again and I just feel like it is the end of the world while all the while someone doesn’t even have a home to have a leaky pipe.
I am far from being perfect and truly speaking if anyone expects perfection from me then they just as well keep it moving because you will not find it here. However, I can be the absolute best that I can be and helping someone in need is far more exciting and fulfilling than being “perfect” anyway.
We can be some selfish human beings at times (I raise my hand) because I definitely am guilty of it. I actually don’t feel that to be selfish at times to be a bad thing but whenever someone is in need and if you are in the position to help them out please take that opportunity to do so. The feeling you will get from that will be much greater and the blessings even more.
I can’t wait to extend my hand to this man and become someone that he can count on.
Everyone, no matter who you are, needs someone!
Happy Day Friends!