Inspired by the Man Crossing the Road
I was stopped at a light when a man crossed in front of my car. It was nearly dusk, but I could see him smile as he waved to acknowledge that there was room to pass between my car and the one in front of me.
I smiled back and watched him cross the street. That’s when I noticed what he was carrying: a tightly-rolled sleeping bag, a thermos, and a small bag. He was kind of dirty, and his clothes looked worn. It dawned on me that he was probably homeless, or at least down on his luck.
Yet he was smiling because there was room to pass between two cars.
The light turned green, and I went, but I kept thinking about him. I wanted to offer him some money, but I literally didn’t have a single dollar on me.
Somehow that reminded me of Larry Stewart, the “Secret Santa” who gave away money each year. I decided that I’d spent $70 on some LED Christmas lights, so I could surely afford to spend a hundred bucks doing a Secret Santa thing.
Anyone up for joining me? If you do it, I’d love to hear how the giveaway goes.