During your life you are bound to come across someone looking for a handout. He or she could want money for just about anything. Usually they try to look poor and down on their luck in hopes that you will grant them some money. I know of a lot of people who refuse to give these people money. Some say that by asking for handouts they make more money than most of us do. I don’t know if that is the case or not, but I usually like to be generous. A lot of people have said that once they become rich they will give a lot of their money to the poor. To me, the art of giving feels more worthy when you don’t have money like that. If these people are truly poor, then they should be willing to take any amount of money you will give. It could be only a few cents but they will still be thankful. If they don’t appreciate the small amount of money you give, then next time you can let them know why you are no longer giving them money. I just heard that one homeless man decided to give out resumes instead of asking for money, and as a result he accumulated many job offers. If it is true, then that is an encouraging story to hear. Of course, there are scam artists out there (and they are very good at it, too). One guy came up to me and told me that his car was 3 blocks away and that he needed money for gas. I responded by telling him that I will go with him to his car and help push it to the gas station and then treat him to some gas. He got silent for a moment and then said that he would rather have the money. I told him that he needed to come up with a better story next time, and he would not get one penny from me. Regardless of his situation, I still like to help out those in need. No, I don’t have money like that, but if they appreciate the small amount I give then that lets me know that I did something good. If you can contribute to someone without getting scammed then that should be a good thing as well. You never know if one day you could be in their shoes. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Singer Jerry Butler in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar