She Was Given A Second Opportunity At Kindness, Nothing Stopped Her This Time Around
--by greenurlifenow, posted Apr 17, 2017
I don't feel comfortable giving money to strangers. I guess it's a societal stereotype that when you give money to someone in need, they will use it for drugs or alcohol or something else that we may not approve of. I didn't give anything to Laura (I asked her name and told her my name.) that time.
I felt bad after that encounter with her because I didn't help her that time. Yesterday, I saw her again. I decided to go to the nearby grocery store (Safeway) and got her a grocery gift card and dropped by to give it to her, along with a bundle of fresh yellow tulips. I chatted briefly with her and she was grateful for the gesture.
We may not be able to help every person in need on our own, but if we can help one person from time to time, we can really make a difference in our world. Be Kind. Help Others. Pay It Forward.