Food packages with “Global Grins” toothbrushes given to homeless over the 2012 Christmas holidays in Laguna Beach, CA.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
Mother Teresa, from “A Simple Path”
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By Jennifer Miller
Connecting with the homeless and
Passing out gift bags.
Walking the boardwalk.
Men and women just starting to rise.
“Thank you for taking time to talk with us.”
“My blood pressure just went down
While petting your dogs.”
“Did you get the pups Christmas Bones?”
They truly just wanted to be seen, respected, heard.
Smiles with missing teeth, yet
Gratitude filled their presence.
Walking the boardwalk in the future,
Taking time to talk to them and
Have them pet my dogs.
The biggest gift of all.
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