I see him in the store every morning just wandering around or sitting on the bench minding his own business. He is thin, haggard and his skin is weathered from being outside so much. From what I understand he is homeless. I've tried asking around but can't find out much about him. Yesterday I walked by him and said hi and started making my way to the back where the break room is. I see the man who is sweeping the floors and asks him if he knows anything about him. I say....maybe I should buy him something to eat. He said if you feed him he will keep coming back. Ugghhh.....I think to myself but hold back from saying anything.....he is a HUMAN BEING. He is not an animal. He is just as loved by the creator as anyone else and just because he's made some mistakes does not mean he is LESS. The man then said....I could feed him the popcorn chicken that I swept on the floor. That made me mad. Where is the compassion? I went back to the bakery and bought a big muffin. I didn't know if he'd take it. I told the cashier, and she said she was thinking of buying him a drink. I said....do it. She was going to buy a soda but I suggested milk. I went up to him and said....I work here and bought you this. He was surprised and said thank you. I thought about him all day as I was working. I need to try to find out why he is homeless and do more. There is no excuse for this. Right now it's freezing out. It's supposed to get down to 18 degrees. I hope he is at the store staying warm. I'm glad they don't make him leave. I used to see him there at night when I worked late. One time, someone called the police, probably cause he was hanging around but the store did not make him leave.
Do y'all ever wonder what the purpose of life is? I think that it's to help others. It's certainly not to acquire material possessions as many seem to think. Do something for someone else today. No matter how minor it is, it affects the entire UNIVERSE. An act of kindness ripples out like a stone thrown in a lake. Peace to y'all in this Yuletide Season.