a thankful homeless person
It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s gotta be really hard to be homeless and have to constantly ask for money or food all day long, only to have people reject you all the time. That√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s one of the hardest things in life, when people reject you so much to the point that you basically don√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t even exist. I can see how some homeless people can be really bitter. It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s hard.
But today, I encountered a delightful woman. I ordered a quick egg McMuffin at McDonalds by the Chicago Trump Tower (yes, i know many roll their eyes at McDonalds and their ways, but anyhow) and the cashier gave me this valentines day coupon for one free sweet tea. (It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a new drink they are promoting). I was so pleasantly happy to get this valentines day coupon. For a FREE tea. I love tea! I love free things! And they are celebrating valentines day. It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s just all very sweet.
I ate my mcmuffin, and was walking out of the McDonalds adoring my fancy new hologram stamped coupon for a free tea. It just made me really happy. But i√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m not writing about the coupon. Instead, I√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m writing about this homeless woman sitting in Wrigley Building Plaza. (Y√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢know that space between the two buildings). At first I just walked by her, cuz i was too busy looking at my coupon. But I realized that this is sweet tea. Who wouldn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t enjoy a nice sweet tea? I went over to her and asked, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìWould you like a free sweet tea?√¢‚Ç¨¬ù And she just broke out this big smile, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìWhy yes! Yes I would! Thank you!√¢‚Ç¨¬ù And she just had this big smile on her face like it was so neat.
It made me so happy to share something that made me really happy. And I was also happy that someone would be so humble to be willing and happy to receive a gift from someone else. So thank you to this woman with her joyous thanks and heart on valentines day.
I love wiping the salt off my shoes. It feels so good to make my shoes happy. And I eliminate all the stress involved with thinking, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìoh my shoes have salt, oh, i need to wipe them off before they get really crappy.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù Then I wipe √¢‚Ç¨Àúem off and it√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s like, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìahhhhh, things are much better.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù 🙂