As i have mentioned in another thread, i have been working on helping the homeless by giving them the basics to keep them warm in what is to be yet
another cold winter.
I help a few charities in some way or another, but it's the ones like the homeless, who have very little, which have made me take a good look at how i
Yesterday my girlfriend and i went to a resturant where you can buy a cheap carvery, as much as you want to be honest like a Christmas dinner. Now i
like my food, so i piled it on. Sitting down to eat it, even i could see it was a stupid amount, probably could have fed four adults comfortably.
Looking out the window, seeing so many people sauntering by with very little, i suddenly felt really crap. There's me and my girlfriend tucking into
more than what some people eat in a week if they are lucky.... whilst also discussing ways to help the homeless.
I felt greedy. Embarrassed. Guilty. I think mainly greedy though, especially as a fraction of my meal would have been enough. My girlfriend pointed
out a young homless guy who she often saw sleeping rough, so i asked him if he wanted to join us for a roast dinner. He was reluctant to eat in the
bar, so instead i got him a big hot dinner to take away. He was totaly overwhelmed.
It was like i was given a kick up the backside to change certain aspects of my life. What i eat, what i own, what i do, is my time productive to
myself and others?
Bottom line, whilst i am not well off, i have so much i don't need. So a lifestyle "downsize" is in order.
Feeling quite motivated by it today insread of guilty, sort it out rather than wallow in it.
I wondered if anyone else felt this way? Have you met someone or a group of people thar totaly changed how you live your life and think of others?
edit on 21/11/13 by CX because: spelling