I handed him the $2 I had & he looked me in the eyes with sincerity and thanked me. And then I started crying.
You see, earlier that morning Cory & I had been going over our budget. We love to travel, dine out, go to concerts & the mountains, etc. We also have some financial goals that we would like to accomplish and therefore, we really need to begin making some sacrifices in our lifestyle.
As much as Cory tried to cheer me up, I still left the house in a bad mood. It’s no fun to limit the things that I love – traveling, shopping, eating out & drinks with friends, even if I know it’s for the greater good of our financial future & family.
And after seeing the homeless man’s gratitude for my $2.00, I felt so ashamed of my attitude.
Things can always, always be worse. And while many people have more than we do, many more have less. A reminder every now & then is a blessing from God.