I think it would be really cool if you were to take out a homeless teen for lunch at In n’ Out. That would give you a chance to enjoy the wonders of In n’ Out, and also see what the day to day life of a homeless teen is like. Best of luck!
-Tea Room Storyteller
Hi Keith! Moving to San Diego opened my eyes to an issue that I didn’t give nearly enough thought to before – homelessness. There are so many people here struggling to get by who probably don’t see it as the paradise that I do. Knowing how stressed and imbalanced I get when I’m low on cash, it breaks my heart to think of the daily lives these truly impoverished people live. But acknowledging everything that these people do not have also gave me a new appreciation for what I have, and often take for granted: a clean bed, hot water, fresh food.
I would love to be able to share this enlightening new gratitude of what we have, instead of focusing on what we don’t have, with others, including yourself.
As a future counselor (school), I innately put others first. In turn, I also spend quite a bit of time throughout my day talking to family members and friends. So as one can imagine, I often find myself putting things off that I should be getting done. I recently came to the realization that “being connected” all of the time is not conducive to productivity and above all my sanity lol. However, as much as I would love to chuck my blackberry out the window and check out of gchat for the week it’s not realistic. I simply cannot not answer a call from my dad, or an urgent bbm from Pauly d yadda yadda. So I guess a wish for me, as I forge through my first draft of a journal article late in the evening would be to go without a cell for day! Have someone else answer my calls, bbms, texts, e-mails, and gchats…
In light of all things kind and generous, I was given a rescue cat this past Christmas. Totally changed my life around, gave me something to talk to, vent to, and play with; something that was unable to judge… or feel sorrow.
I’ve always wanted to give something back to animal shelters, particularly no-kill shelters. Volunteer time, money, publicity, endless. There are many in the local area, and one in particular: Purrs and Paws in Lake Geroge, NY http://www.purrsandpawsrescue.org/.
Be one with the small and the fuzzy, and the big and the shaggy.