How would you feel? Down to your last dollar, no money for rent, no place to keep your possessions – what you have left anyway, and no one to turn to who will help you. Out on the street.
Strangers that once smiled at you as you pass by now look away purposefully out of uncomfortability and shame. You are now a non-person. Looked at as some how a lesser being. Are you not the same person you were a few months ago? You are – but that’s not what people now see.
Why won’t they look at you? – Fear? Disgust? Anger? Do they think you are lazy? That you did this purposefully as a life choice? Or are they afraid that someday it might be them? There is no way to know for sure and everyone has his or her own individual reaction to the homeless.
Economic times are tight… Many of us are just squeaking by as it is, even if fully employed. We cannot always help as much as our hearts tell us too. For many the easiest way around that is to avoid dealing with them all together.
Don’t look at them and they don’t exist – right?
Doesn’t work that way. They are there and they are real. They need help.
Every act of kindness will help to raise the vibration of this world from selfishness and greed to one of generosity and strength. If you have an extra dollar, share. If you don’t – at the very least make eye contact and smile like you would any other person.
Dignity doesn’t carry a price tag.