It's that time of the week again. I know I missed it last week, sorry.
Person of the week.
This one is about no one famous, no one you know. In fact, I don't even know the man's name, but this man really made an impact on me.
When I was in community college everyday I would drive the same way to and from school. On one corner by the mall there would always be a homeless man or two holding signs, looking for money.
Most days I would avoid making eye contact because it was just easier. Some days I would give whoever was standing there that day something to eat.
One day I got stuck at the light. It was a warm day, my windows are down, and there's a man sitting right beside me. I am working hard not to pay attention, but finally we make eye contact.
For lack of anything better to do, I smile and say hello.
And he thanks me for making his day a little brighter. That's it. No awkwardness, no begging, just a smile.
I was able to see past the situation to the person.
Lesson learned: stop judging and start smiling.