Handball and two perfect strangers

raquetteball and two perfect strangers
Bouncing my ball on the way to my fav workout park I hear someone say, 'you play racquetball?' I reply with a casual, "nope". He said, how about handball? I said I'd love to play handball, if there were any courts around.The enthusiastic stranger looked around and said, 'there, right there, that wall is perfect! You want to play a game? I laughed half thinking he was joking, then he looked at me with childlike eyes and excitement like he wasn't going to take no for an answer. Regardless, I'm al...
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Give Generously without Expectations

Yesterday we were at the beach watching some beach volleyball and I see a homeless man laying in the sand. We’ve seen him many times before, I always thought about saying something but I never have. He struggles to walk, seems as though something is going on with his feet. Given his feet issues, he also struggles to stand up. As we stand there watching a game, he’s not far from us. And he begins to try and stand up. I consider not saying anything again, but reconsider and say to him,...
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10 Burgers for 10 Homeless

10 Burgers for 10 Homeless - We were having lunch the other day and saw a few people standing near the library we were walking by that looked like they were homeless, we thought maybe they were hungry too. Maybe they didn't have lunch? After a short conversation we went to the McDonalds across the street and grabbed 10 burgers to bring to them. No not the healthiest of choices but, I figured it's better than nothing, and if you haven't eaten in a couple days.... We met a man named Jeff, wh...
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Hug a Stranger

This is one of my favourite days and stories to share as of recently. We were sitting outside enjoying a nice day. Drinks, laughs and food. Then we broke into a conversation of, 'wouldn't it be nice to buy that man a meal'. We wondering if he had dinner, if he even had lunch. We've seen this man around before, he seems to be well known, friendly and happy. I think it's easy to talk about helping out, it's the action that's the hard part. Through the conversation we talked about bringin...
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Things aren’t always as they seem

things aren't always as they seem
I was walking down the street and made eye contact with a homeless man. Out of sheer reaction I say, how are you doing? He said fine thank you, how are you? I was a bit taken back. First of all, I rarely get eye contact with homeless people, and secondly from experience I usually only get a grunt if I say any type of hello at all. I was also surprised how well-spoken this man was. I responded to him and found myself quite comfortable talking with a perfect stranger. He looked clean for someon...
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The Stress of a homeless mind

the stress of a homeless mind
I want to share this story with you. When I think about how this experience went, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around what actually happened. While walking down the street I hear this noise coming out of a homeless man’s mouth that I couldn’t possibly replicate through words on a page or come close to in my own voice. It was the sound of a loud, near obnoxious laugh, cackle and scream. Now the noise is extended, as soon as it began I turn my head, as the stranger isn’t far from me. I c...
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