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New,encounters,trust,worthiness,osmosis,risks,kindness or network for short. I’ve been developing a bigger network with people who like me, are struggling financially. We help each other out but telling where some nice churches are giving free community dinners or breakfasts. This is indeed quite helpful in all aspects. No clean up, no cooking and usually I give a donation as respect for all the hard workers who do this solely by volunteering. I’ve met some nice people but there are some who really take advantage of this system. It’s unfair to see same people go up for second helpings, while others didn’t even get their first trip up to the table. Well you know you saying, “you can’t please them all”. This is true no matter what it applies to. I’m grateful and feel less unfortunate when I hear their stories on what’s going on with their lives. It does pay to smile at a stranger, to not only make them smile back but I do get satisfaction out of making their day! I know we all have to take care of ourselves, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could just take a moment and say “hi and how are you today?” to strangers while waiting in line for check out or wherever the opportunity arises? All it takes is one eye contact. You don’t know what is all on their plate or what they’re problems are. It could be overflowing with despair or hopelessness. Would you volunteer for elderly or people with a handicap? What would you do to make a total stranger smile?