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Everyone goes through storms at times. The rich, the poor, the powerful, the President; doesn’t matter what or who you are, you are not immune to the struggles and trials of life. During this time of storm, what’s needed is support and encouragement from everyone around. Truth be told, some even find it hard to get out of bed and get dressed, and it’s at those times, when motivational words help to lift them right up.
Today is our Motivational & Inspirational Wednesday and we want all of you to help us lift someone up! But, today it’s more than just leaving an inspirational comment. Today, we want you to share with us how you handle a specific situation, because maybe, we’re not handling it as well as we could or even should be.
TODAY’S TOPIC: PANHANDLING
Panhandling has reached almost epidemic status. You can’t take three steps in my city without being accosted by someone who is asking for money, and, Walmart parking lots are the worst! I personally believe that it has turned into big business, and the way some of these folks operate on the sides of the road, that’s exactly what it looks like. You may not believe this, but I heard a recent tale of a man who was accepting donations by using one of those swipe-thingies on his phone! That’s right, if you don’t have cash, I take credit cards, too!
Some people truly need help and are hungry and homeless, but, like the one example above…you’re left to wonder. (It’s folks like this who make it hard for those who really need help).
So, here is the question: If you’re faced with panhandling in your neck of the woods, how do you handle it? Do you walk right by and ignore them by pretending as if you don’t hear them? Do you hold up traffic to hand them money out the window at stop lights? Do you report them to the authorities? What do you do?
After you tell us how you handle these situations, please, explain to us why you handle the situations in that way.
Remember, we want our community to get inspired and feel uplifted by simply reading the comments left by YOU. This is our year of better, and maybe your take on a situation will help someone else to see it more clearly, and also cause them to think and grow from what you have shared. The person who leaves the most inspiring and motivational words of wisdom in the comments section below, wins our SURPRISE OF THE WEEK!
You never know just how impactful your words are, until a life has changed because of them. – NJ