I was sitting at a table in front of a local deli recently eating my breakfast and a lady walked up to me and asked if I had any spare change for some food. I didn't but I asked if she wanted to split an omelet I had just started to eat. I offered her a seat next to me and gave her half my omelet, half my biscuit, and half of my grits while she said yes and started to cry. She expressed her gratitude and proceeded to tell me that not a single person has ever offered her to sit down with them and eat. It was heartbreaking to hear that and we sat there for about an hour and talked about all kinds of things. It was a very intellectual conversation with a well-educated lady who fell upon hard times and was trying to get out of her situation on her own and it killed her to ask for help, of course, I noticed that her pride was strong. I won't ever forget her and how strong she was but still cried showing her heart.
I know that Charleston is not as bad as some cities with the number of homeless people but in my opinion, 1 is too many. I think it upsets me more that I can't do more right now, but I know that every little bit helps and I plan on continuing to help others as much as I can, whether it be for a homeless person or anyone that is in need. That is just called being a human. "Do unto others as you have them do unto you" The famous mantra which should be the mantra of the world.