This Season Remember: Someone Somewhere is Hungry

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“Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.”
Jonathan Sacks

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Have you ever been really really hungry? So hungry it made you feel physically ill? Hungry enough to be worried about where your next meal is coming from, especially if you haven’t eaten for the last 24 hours? Continue reading This Season Remember: Someone Somewhere is Hungry

Day by day work

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated.”
G. Richard Rieger

“Oh, how easy it must be to be good when one has the power of doing good!”
Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

Homeless People Weren’t Born Homeless … Seriously!

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Photo by Gale E

I was fortunate to read a powerful article on homeless people and how they are perceived by society.  It was called: “The homeless use the bathroom too … REALLY???” and the comments following the post were even more thought provoking.

It made me wonder.  A lot.  About perception and the ease with which we can look the other way.  The article gave me some interesting questions.  Like: when we see a homeless person in dirty clothing, knowing they have not bathed in a while or combed their hair, what thoughts go through our mind?  Do we think about where they are living, how they eat, where they go to relieve themselves? Do we pause to remember that a homeless male or female adult was once someone’s beautiful clean baby boy or baby girl?  Would we be brave enough to have a conversation with them to find out their story?

Continue reading Homeless People Weren’t Born Homeless … Seriously!