1. Kristi Jo, this is a touching story. Even people in need would prefer to help others. This runs counter to a narrow mindset of a few that people in need are moochers, welfare queens, etc. While there is a minute percentage of people who use the system, the great majority are like this man. Thanks, BTG

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your insights, as they are spot on! People who are homeless are often stereotyped as lazy people who live off the system, but I can attest that this is the furthest thing from the truth. They are living examples of the saying that it is better to give than to receive, and when I say that they are the finest gentlemen in all of Louisville, I truly mean it.


    1. You are more than welcome, and thank you for sharing this wonderful observation! Some of the greatest acts of kindness that I have had the privilege to witness have occurred here at the day shelter, and our guests, by and large, are the most gracious and giving people ever.


  2. Reblogged this on Think Before You Act and commented:
    A wonderful model for us all. There is always someone out there who needs it more than you do. Often we forget ourselves in the thrills of life, but it is key to keep your mind focused on the wellness of others, as well as yourself. It is one thing to believe in helping others and preaching to help those in need, but we need to take it to the next and most important step and start to give yourself for the sake of others.


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