I hated this homeless man.
He wanted money for the bus and I gave it to him. He said he had to leave town. I felt amazing helping this strange man.
A week after, I saw him in the exact same spot. I walked past him and he again asks me for bus money.
He didn’t even remember me! I felt bad at myself for being tricked.
It’s amazing how furious you can become when you’ve been tricked out of your money.
Here’s the thing though:
I’m still way better off than him, so why should I be mad? I get to home every day to a warm bed and him, even though he’s lying to get money, probably sleeps on the streets.
And I probably made his day a little warmer.
We sometimes focus too much on how things make us feel. Especially when that feeling is negative. We let it ruin our whole day. I was livid that I was tricked out of 5 dollars. 5 dollars! I can’t believe I let that ruin my day. Even though I felt so good when I thought I was helping that man get on the bus.
So here’s me giving back. I recently cut my hair (Ah!) to donate to a cancer charity. They help provide wigs for those that are ill.
I started the #ShorterForGreater campaign so that others can join in cutting their hair and making a greater impact for those in need.
I made a Kickstarter where all of the money raised will be donated to charity. In exchange, I send you my handmade postcards of women with short hair with an inspirational quote. Right to your door. I’ll even cover the shipping cost.
I hope you’ll give it a good hard look.
Help someone else make their day a little warmer.