Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homeless for the Holidays ?


HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE ! I am re-posting this story as it is a true one...
Not all of Concords homeless are like the 13 drunkards of Claycord... I think its important for us all to remember that it is easy to become hardened to the homeless of Concord by the sights we all see around the Claycord area...i am referring to the 13 Drunkards of course ...Those guys have been harassing and loitering for years and years but they do not represent the homeless population in Concord...Though they do not have homes most of them,,,they are something else entirely...No, here is the face of Concord's homeless ...Just a guy trying to stay out of sight as he pushes and drags everything he has in the world up and down a local street here in Concord.   I don't know his story,but I do know that it is important not to forget the less fortunate as we head into the Holiday Season this year..So let's all not  let the 13 Drunkards cloud the Issue ... Homeless people exist here in our city and i do not have a solution to this problem...However Kindness and Generosity to those who actually are genuinely in need goes a long way... Remember , its getting colder at night.....Smokey...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smokey should also remember

You've got to be cruel to be kind
in the the right measure
Cruel to be kind is a very good thing...

(Some "solutions" make problems worse.)

Smokey said...

anon12pm, Theres a time for everything isnt there?

Smokey said...

in no way do I have a solution or claim to have a solution at all ...I am merely trying to point out that if you are feeling charitable during this holiday season you dont need to go far to find people who are genuinely in need right here in our Beautiful city...

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

That's why I pick lemons, oranges, and many other kinds of fruit. This time of year, its persimmons. So, even if I didn't have a dollar in my pocket to be charitable to others, I do have my own two hands in which to harvest a bag of fruit to deliver to a local food pantry. If we all only took on one tree a year - we'd solve a huge Vitamin C deficiency in our communities' poor. Seriously, we would.

Be kind. It just works.