Was driving home from the gym, and it was cold and pouring it down when i stopped at traffic lights, as i had my music on, and just looked around outside as you do....
across the road in a bus stop was a homeless guy laid on the floor, he was covered up with some tatty blankets and an old pizza box. I just looked at him and the lights went green so clutch down, gear in and go, but i couldn't help feeling bad as this guy was old and trying to sleep out there in the cold and wet
So i spun round when i could and headed back down his way, i pulled up into a shell garage which was just before the bus stop. Parked up, went in bought a buenno and a kit kat, got change and left. I walked up to the guy and woke him up, he looked scared but i gave him the chocolate bars and £2.
His face lit up and he said "Thank You", I walked off, got back into the car and drove home, i thought about it, what does £3 mean to me, a coffee, a snack when i'm not even hungry or even entry into a club that i dont need to be in. But to this guy it was the difference between eating and not eating when he's hungry. And in my opinion that was money better spent.
I realised that i spend all my time looking up and at what i want to have and not enough time looking at what i've got already. Just the basics, a roof over my head, money to eat, warmth and the luxury of transportation.
So i'd like to say this to the members of AOC, Whatever your situation, theres always somebody worse off, so please give to charity even if its only a couple of quid and realise that compared to lots, you are very well off.....