Guest Blog Post by Angela Walker, Author
The other day as I pulled up to a stop light, a gentleman in a wheelchair was parked near the curb. I noticed him and sent out blessings in my thoughts. It was a rather damp and chilly day and he was less than appropriately dressed. As I came to a full stop, he maneuvered his wheelchair around the car and stopped at my window… tattered cup in hand.
I rolled down the window while I searched for some change. He smiled and said God Bless You. I dropped the change in his cup. Thank you he said and wished me a wonderful day. I wished him the same. The light changed and off I went.
What’s my point? We all know poverty and homelessness is everywhere. You go to the downtown core and it’s painfully exposed. The elephant in the room one might say. But that’s not what I’m writing about. It’s about the man… the human. A person with little to nothing gave me something beyond all the things in this world..He asked for God to bless me. You’re probably saying so what? It’s not something I can put in my bank account and who is HE to bless me? Hmmm… who is he? Not sure, but his blessing is stored in my heart.
Imagine a world where we all wished each other well. We all cheered for people to succeed, be happy, achieve dreams and never begrudge them if our turn hadn’t arrived; yet.
If only we thought how we are all a pixel in the global image and that without one single pixel the world is less vibrant, less colourful…
Such a simple concept; somehow though, for all the knowledge we have, it’s something the world hasn’t been able to fully grasp; yet.
It’s proven, power is in numbers. If everyone … and I mean everyone could make that shift, imagine … just imagine.
Angela Walker is the author of the Harry Purple Monkey series of books. She didn’t know what was in store for her when she was born…in Toronto…on a very cold day. Angela has been collecting many aliases since that fateful day, Ma, Wife, Nonna, Author and sometimes, okay a lot of times, Purple Monkey. Many people have different descriptions of her (insert adjectives here). Her goal? To spread Purple Hugs.