A HOUSE FOR A HOMELESS MOM...A PAIR OF BOOTS FOR A HOMELESS MAN...
Two weeks ago, just around Thanksgiving time, I had a call from a young woman who was looking for a house to rent. I took her to see the only listing I could find in her price range and it seemed to fit the bill for her. She met the owner and rented the house immediately and there the story began.
Some of you may recall the post that I wrote ....I wrote it and then took it down because several comments from other members made me think that I was revealing too much information. So, even though I did not use her name and did not give out any information about her location or where she works, I decided to remove the post and put it in draft form until I could feel comfortable to publish it again.
My emotional state at the time was connected to something that happened many years ago---and the cleft that was left in my life because I was unable to help my sister when she needed me so....
Now is the time to read it again, in my opinion, because we are the only hope for so many out there in the world right now. We CAN help others in ways that are immeasurable. A fellow agent who is a dear friend made a suggestion that we should "Adopt A Family" and select this young woman and her children to "adopt", so we will do that next week.
After seeing the story in the news about the man with no shoes on the streets of New York and how the young man, a New York City policeman, bought him a pair of boots and socks. He kneeled down and helped him to put them on, right there on the freezing cold sidewalk in Manhattan...and the world saw what he did without him knowing it.
We will survive only if we, as human beings realize the importance of helping each other; just as this young man did, we do have an obligation to help, to stop the suffering that is so visible right now in this world!
That was the important message I got from my experience that day--and it all comes around when we have nothing to do but to help or to walk away....I know you will NOT walk away when a situation like this presents itself!
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