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Sunday, August 24, 2008

You never know whos day you might change! Or how you might change your own!

Sometimes it is a little scarey downtown. Not scarey, but interesting..

Every Saturday I go to the farmers market, The farmers market is located near the homeless shelter.
This week as I was walking there I has a homeless guy join me....

I was a little hesitant, mostly because he was talking to himself and cussing a lot.
I tried to walk faster... but so did he... I tried to slow down... and he did too..
So I tried something different

I said hello- it's a good morning, ay!
He looked at me weird, and I was afraid that he was just going to swear at me, but instead he smiled and said yes...
He kept me company on my (thankfully short) walk to the park.
He was mummbling a lot of stuff that did not make sense

but he was nice...

upon our depature from each other he said... "thank you for talking to me... MOST PEOPLE NEVER WOULD".

We both smiled and went our own ways... It was nice, I guess a simple Hello, and uncomfortable moment of small talk made my day, for knowing it affected someone else...

So the moral of the story is.... Talk to homeless people who are talking to themselves!

6 comments:

Erin said...

This story made me laugh out loud because I can totally see you doing this! You probably made that guys day/week/year, just by saying hi! You never know how that might affect his life! Good job!

babyjane said...

I am impressed with this Micah...I work at the Gateway and there are homeless always hanging out in our bookstore. I have gotten so jaded by the daily run in..I am always ignoring or trying to avoid them. I am going to remember this next time and remember that they are the same as me. Thank you for this story! You still have to be careful though casue I have had some scary moments too.

Shelly Bean said...

you are great... i like the moral of the story.

keysha said...

You're right. A simple 'hello' can go a long ways. It really can make your day!

The Bichlers said...

You are awesome and also are very courageous! You never know you could have changed his life in some way!

Kim Crocheron said...

I was so excited to read your comment on my blog! I always adored you, also! I hope you are doing well! I will be keeping up with you on your blog!