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    Homeless man made me smile, then I smiled some more
    I was on my way to work yesterday and it was snowing pretty hard in downtown Vancouver. It was so beautiful but very cold. I passed a homeless man who was shaking on the side of the road and asked him if he wanted some tea. He said he wanted a place to stay but I was unable to help him with that. Anyway, I went a couple of blocks and bought both him and I some peppermint tea and a yummy blueberry banana muffin for breakfast and walked back to him with it. He was so surprised that I came back and was even more excited about the muffin. While I was walking away I turned back and looked at him and he was still looking at me smiling, which made me smile some more. I walked two more blocks to work and every person that I passed smiled at me. It could have been that I was smiling first but the fact that everyone looked happy that day really made me feel really good.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share my story from yesterday

    With next week being Christmas I think I'm going to keep an eye out for what other little opportunities I have to help people and would like to spend the night before Christmas in a soup kitchen with some friends. Maybe I'll see that man again...

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    Very nice Sarah - Thanks for sharing and spreading that true Christmas Spirit. Let's hope all of us find those little opportunities to help others this holiday season.

    Merry Christmas to you!

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    It just about breaks my heart that anyone should be hungry and cold. It's unconscionable, with such wealth in this country, that anyone should have to live like that.

    This year the bulk of our charitable donations are going to the local food bank and volunteer fire department. Our fire department was nothing short of heroic in helping people cope with the recent ice storm.

    No one, NO ONE, in the U.S. should have to suffer from hunger and exposure to the elements.

    Sarah, you did a wonderful thing.

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    Kindness, exprcially when rendered by going out of your way, is it's own reward. You were just glowing after knowing you did the right thing... others noticed and in kind they smiled too
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    Many thousands of small deeds like this around the world each day make this planet a much better place. If you haven't done something similar in a while, don't keep that from stopping you. You can make a difference on any given day.

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    Sarah, That was real nice. Great description too. I feel like I was watching it happen.


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    You exhibit the true spirit of Christmas. It is a pleasure to say I know you.

    Happy Holidays.

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    That was a class act Sarah. As a fellow Vancouverite, I applaud you.

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    nice.. glad ur able to spread the cheer around!!

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    Very nice Sarah - Thanks for sharing your story...
    Cheers,

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    well done Sarah. You're a good person.


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    Sarah. As someone that spent a year homeless, I can tell you that the memory of what you did will not leave him. Two people stopped for me and I remember them to this day.

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    Sarah, that was really really nice)))

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    Big hugs all round. Merry Christmas to all of you.

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