Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Giving from the Heart Always Works


--by greenurlifenow, posted Jan 3, 2018
I work downtown and every morning, when I walk from the SkyTrain Station (our version of a subway) to the office, I usually see people who are sleeping outside, in business doorways and on sidewalks.

It is truly heartbreaking to see so many people who are homeless.

Most people will just walk by and few will stop to offer a kind word or any help of any kind. When I talk with others about the homeless situation, most people will tell me that most of them are drug addicts or dealing with mental illness. While some of the homeless are suffering from an addiction or mental illness, many may have become homeless due to an illness or sudden job loss.

Today, I brought a bag with a toque (warm knit hat), pair of socks, bottle of water and a mini first aid kid with me. I saw someone sleeping outside of the Tim Horton's coffee shop, so I left the bag beside him.

I hope to never have to experience the pain of homelessness. If we can all show some compassion and kindness for those who are clearly suffering, we will be making the world a better place.
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Readers Comments

rickhiker wrote: What a great way to give - simple useful things. I'm embarrassed to say i just give money. I shall change. Thank you for the idea.
Jared wrote: I wish that mental illness could be considered like a bodily illness. Something is off and that person needs help to get better. That is all.
Aesthete wrote: It's real, and so unnecessary. If we respected our earth and our fellow humans, homelessness would all but cease. Thank you for ignoring prejudices and respecting them, and for showing kindness. It's appreciated by many. 🙏🏻
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for making a differnece, my friend. So many are indeed taking compassionate action :))). Blessings to all those in need.
leoladyc728 wrote: you really made a big difference with your gifting. No matter what their issues are it is still a sad thing.
dotmatrix wrote: People who discount the homeless do so to remove themselves from the situation. Distancing. I was told the same thing. A conversation like that is exactly what started my heartsong under1000skies. Bless you for your gift. ♡. Dot
patjos wrote: I don't know if you saw a story that I posted about recently, it was quite heart-warming and shows how much people really do care about Homelessness, try this link http://www.kindspring.org/my/story.php?sid=152032
Mish wrote: My heart grows so sad when I see so many homeless souls on the streets of Manhattan. May we all help where we can. Bless you for caring & acting. ❤️❤️❤️

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