Every now and again you see one with a sign written with a sense of humour, like “Help, need money to bail my dog out of jail,” “Wife kicked me out, need money for an apology gift,” or “Please help, I need money because he ninjas stole my dog.”
This evening however I saw one that really tugged at my heart strings. I was driving home after having had a wonderful dinner with friends and standing at one of the traffic lights was a young man with a sign, “Please take me home with you.”
It is currently winter here in South Africa so everyone is wrapping up in numerous layers and here I sat in my car with the heater on and this poor person, didn’t even have shoes to wear. He is always at this particular traffic light as every time I drive past I give him some money. Tonight however it just made me realise more than ever, how grateful I am for my nice warm house, warm clothes, money to buy these warm clothes with and warm food to fill my stomach with.
So not too sound like a preacher, but do be grateful for what you have and those who are around you, who give you love and attention. The next time you choose to complain about not having the latest gadget or fashion trend just remember that there are those out there with nothing at all.