A few years ago, I was the single mom of two kids, aged 12 and 14. Times, as always for us, were very hard. I spent 85% of my pay for rent. I went to the corner store about 9pm with a friend, and saw a man sitting against a wall, not unusual in our area, but this man had both hands covered to the wrists in bandages. He ended up telling me he was a glass worker with no workers comp or medical, had an accident with plate glass, had been dropped off here from the county hospital, and had a friend coming. We gave him our love and prayers and went home.
At 11pm, we happened to drive by and saw him again. His friend never showed. I had recently had a tax return, so I went home and got money, and gave him 100 dollars and told him to get a taxi and a place to stay. I have not seen him since; I am broke now, 6 years later, but I do not regret giving. The feeling that I could effect change in someone's life was worth it. I give unconditionally, and I wish others could do so. Putting conditions on giving is ego, not caring. Let your ego go, there are billions of people, just help when you can!
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