Some believe too much is said about gratitude in the month of November. For me, there’s always more that can be written. As we enter December, with the heavy focus on holiday shopping and occasional greed, it never hurts to step back and reflect.
I was reminded of that in the dark of the early morning yesterday as I walked to work. A shivering female beggar asked me for spare change.
And later, another did the same.
But this time, it was a hollow eyed man. His face wore a sad expression.
The man was carrying a simple sign with the message, “Laid off. Need money for diapers.”
His scribbled writing put my holidays into perspective.
Count your blessings.
I can’t ever do that too often.