Wednesday, January 5, 2011

We Are The World

You are walking down the street and a young person asks you for money to catch a bus. What do you think? What do you do? Does it make a difference if it is Christmas? or cold? or night? Does it make a difference if it is a man or a woman? Would it be different if there was a child involved? Would it be different if the person asked for money for food? a cup of coffee? drugs? health care? a decent place to live? an education? Does it make a difference if the person is ringing a bell and standing next to a red pot? Does it make a difference?

5 comments:

Tabor said...

Unfortunately everything makes a difference.

One Woman's Journey said...

I only remember - last year giving someone a dollar for bus fare.
Walking back to my car and glancing back - he was approaching a line of people. We give with a good heart - guess that is what matters.

Maggie said...

Yes, but I always have hope.

Dolores said...

Some good thoughts to ponder.....I do give at times, but it's like you mentioned...it depends on the circumstances. I gave recently to a man with a dog..... I felt sorry for the dog........

Maggie said...

PS: I lust love that photo at the top.