Downtown today, I saw quite a few different sights that made me pause and wonder what the heck was going on – but they didn’t exactly make me smile. For example, I saw a guy who seemed to be borderline homeless, standing on the sidewalk engaging in some bizarre combination of public art/street performance/panhandling.
I was curious as to what he was doing, but I didn’t want to be subjected to what appeared to be a pretty hostile attitude (judging from what I could see of his body language) – so I kept my distance.
Later in the day I saw a large tent set up in the middle of an otherwise empty alley.
Several people were starting to do something under it, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to know details….so I just kept walking.
But then. At the end of the day, a few blocks away from my car, I came up behind two ladies who were engaged in an afternoon walk-and-talk session. I was kind of off in my own little mental land, but when I noticed I was gaining speed on them, I looked up so as not to bump into them – and I saw this message on the back of one of the gal’s tank top:
Intrigued, I went to the website when I got home, and I read, “Hello Somebody is a non-profit brand that exists to impact and change the world through love, passion and creativity. Our purpose is simple: feed the hungry around the globe.” I then saw that this organization has already donated nearly 1 million meals to hungry people…
Now THAT is something that gave me a smile today. A big one.