Well, I don't know if this blog post is really about fish or bunnies...well maybe about bunnies in a way. I just felt compelled to write it. I've been in somewhat of a foul, frustrated mood lately. It's just one of those periods of time where I'm frustrated about where I am, and nothing really seems to get any better.
So anyway, I went to Arby's to grab a bite for lunch today, and I saw this homeless guy with a sign that said, "Need work. Please help." I just felt really bad for him. I've seen him around town before. I know nothing about him. Who knows? Maybe he's an alcoholic or drug addict or whatever, but something just made my heart hurt for him. He's a fellow human being. There's so many people just one step away from where he is. I was sad because I wished that I could help him. So...I just felt this compulsion to buy the guy a sandwich. Like a crazy strong compulsion...like God wanted me to! I don't have a whole lot of money in the first place....I probably should have just stuck to a PB&J today, but...eh. So I bought the guy a sandwich.
I felt sort of dumb, because it just seemed so grossly inadequate. I can't get the guy a job, I can't help him out of his current situation...all I could do was buy him a sandwich. Well, I handed it to him and said, "I can't help you with work, but I can buy you a sandwich!" His face sort of lit up, he smiled at me, and said, "God bless you." And that kind of made my day. I said "God bless you" back, said a little prayer for him, and drove away.
So I guess it's the little things in life. I wish I could help more people in tough situations. I wish I could build a bunny sanctuary. I wish I could stop animals and children and anybody from being abused and oppressed. But I can't. I suppose I'll stick to the little stuff. If all I can do is save a few bunnies and buy a homeless guy a sandwich, then that's what I'll do.
If you're having a bad day, or feeling crappy about life in general, go volunteer somewhere. Foster an animal. Help at a shelter. Mentor a kid. Buy a homeless guy a sandwich. Believe me, it'll put a smile on your face.