What did I learn today.
There are 10,000 faces I did not know, that were in my town today. I think I saw more faces today passing me then I have since I was born, right here in my community.
Those who are in most need have the most giving heart. Today, my sister told me about a couple and their 3 year old son she met, and many others like them, that called for Caitlin with a one dollar bill in their hands and a little pocket change, and apologized for not being able to give more. Their car was beat up, and almost broken completely. Their faces were low and their clothes were dirty, and they looked like they had nothing. But they still handed her what they had. And with a smile on their face, a smile from their little boy, and smiles and thank you’s from them for the opportunity to give, they drove on.
Now, every time I pass a car, I wonder if I met them this day. I wonder if it was them that stopped, and thought-small, and gave. This idea, that they might be just them, has captivated me.
It is so different when you put on your own fundraiser to help you get somewhere to help others. I’ve done a fundraiser before, but not for me personally, and for something that is so dear to me – the street children in Colombia.
It is a beautiful thing I witnessed today, and I’m happy with the outcome.
Today changed my life. Thanks to all those who came out and gave their free time to help out! And thanks to all those who gave!
[I appologies for not that many photos. I was busy enough to actually remember to take photos ;) But, I've learned, sometimes, you just need to experience something yourself.]