I was going through my closet cleaning out clothes I no longer want or need. I decided to put them all in bags and donate them.
I ended up with 4 bags of pants, sweats, t-shirts, jackets, etc.
After loading them in my car, I drove around until a found a group of homeless people who had built a make-shift encampment. They did their best to call it home.
I pulled up and said, “hello.” I introduced myself and asked their names. They were grateful for the warm clothes. It was about 45 degrees the night before.
One man rolled over a wheelchair and he said, “You can just stack them up here.” He shook my hand and said, “thank you.”
I turned around to go back to my car.
From the opening of their shelter, I looked up and see my home in the distance. The contrast was strong, to say the least.
When I got back in my car, I cried before I drove back home.
It’s only on a very rare occasion that someone would choose the life they have. In most cases, they have some type of mental illness. Some just made a series of poor choices. Regardless, they are human, and they deserve dignity.
The next day, a friend of mine told me about a lady who lives in a 16,000 sq. ft. home (mansion) by herself and isn’t happy.
What’s the message from this life experience?
1. Be nice to everyone.
2. Help the homeless.
3. Live for experiences and adventure, not things.
4. Create the lifestyle you want by launching your own business.
5. Keep things simple.
6. Revenue gives you options.
7. “Stuff” can hold you back.
8. “Letting go” feels great.
Thanks for reading!
Yesterday I had a life experience that helped put a lot of things into perspective.