Being A Blessing to Others… |

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26 November 2013
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Over the past month, when driving to a local grocery store, I often see a man sitting on the curb behind the strip of fast food restaurants near the store. His hair matted, clothing torn and dirty and he appears to be in need of a good meal. Several times I have passed this man as well as those who stand on the street corners asking for money. Thinking to myself, “they are just trying to get over.“ I realized today that it is not for me to question the validity of their need, yet to help someone in need.  I would like to point out there was a noticeable difference between this man and the men on the street corners; this man was asking for nothing…he was not holding a sign, he was merely sitting. And although I have felt that I should do something in the past, this feeling was overwhelming today. Surely, this man had to be cold, and hungry. We get so caught up in our on daily lives, we sometimes forget that God wants us to be a Blessing to others.  My daughter and I bought fruit, drinks, sleeping bag, blanket and a warm meal for this stranger. He was extremely grateful… said he would have been happy with just a cup of coffee.  I again find myself counting my many Blessings. I am very glad that we were able to be of service to someone else and that I got to share this experience with my daughter. Helping others is truly a joyous experience!

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Thenessa, an LPC-Intern, is a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling program at Amberton University under the supervision of Megan R. Lee, LPC-S. Thenessa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.

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3 responses on “Being A Blessing to Others…

  1. Megan R. Lee, LPC-S says:

    Beautiful story and gesture. I used to really have a problem giving to people on the street. It started as a fear and caution. After watching Intervention I thought they would use it to go buy heroin. But I’ve come to learn that as long as my heart is in the right place, what they do with it I can’t control. I also really like the idea of giving something instead of cash.

  2. KH says:

    This was a great reminder of thanksgiving day. We need to be a blessing to others who need our help.

  3. Christina says:

    Very inspiring!

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