My job takes me from one coast to the other and because of this I see all kinds of things. What hurts me though is the ever growing homlessness. It used to be one or two here and there but now it is groups huddled together under bridges. One such group of six or more where sitting in a circle and singing as a friend was playing the guitar. In another place I saw a small tent city and one person used scrap wood and metal to make a fence around his/her tent with a potted plant.
So today as you go about your lifes think of those you have hit hard times and try to make the best of a bad break. Give time to a shelter, a soup kicthen or a dollar or two. Times are hard and its not going to get any better anytime soon.