Thursday, September 5, 2013
The 98 Year Old Beggar
Most people would pass this man and feel sorry for the man who dresses in shoes and clothes he made himself. We would pass him feeling sorry for him and wondering how he became the beggar he is today.
Stories like these have allowed me to overcome the question of whether or not to give to a beggar on the street. Any of us could get to a point where we have to stand on the street and ask for money. Regardless of what they do with it, we all have lessons to learn in our life. While in Puerto Rico there were several people asking for money on the street. Instead of asking what they are going to do with the money I asked myself what I can give. Here I am on a gorgeous trip across the ocean, of course I can give up something of myself. I was able to give money and left over food on my trip, and look forward to figuring out more ways to give.