7:04 pm est
If a person who is begging and homeless they frequently
have all of their belongings with them. What do they have? What is important to them? Where do they hide it? How does it feel
to have all of your earthly belongings in the pack on your back?
9:06 am est
When you see someone begging be aware that there are many more people living
in poverty you don't see.
6:39 pm est
Most of the beggars I met, both men and women, usually tell those who ask them that they
make more money than they do. I believe they want to save face. They need to justify their behavior to society, and, more
important, they need to justify it to themselves. In the end, it does not matter how much they make per hour begging, because
the long-term effects on them and their families are devastating.
Walk on By...
11:55 pm est
“Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change
someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward
encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”