I went to dinner at a Thai Restaurant in Glover Park with a friend of mine from Junior High (who just so happens to live 2 blocks away from me in DC). I had been CRAVING Thai food all day. The tofu, the spices, the delicious noodles and broccoliâ€¦YUMMY! Being on the CONSISTANT DIET means you eat half and put the other half in a to go box, so thatâ€™s what I did. On the way back to our neighborhood we passed 2 homeless men that were asking for money. As I went to see what change I had to spare, one of the men said, â€œHonestly, Iâ€™d rather have the food. Iâ€™m hungry!â€ I have never met a person on the street that asked for food, itâ€™s usually money.
Itâ€™s a weird sensation having someone say those words and truly mean it. Itâ€™s a feeling I have never known. Sure Iâ€™ve been â€œhungryâ€ before, but that meant I hadnâ€™t eaten for a few hours. I smiled, handed him my to go box, and went on my wayâ€¦After he opened the box he probably felt like he got the short end of the stick since I ordered TOFU =)
It was in that moment, the day before the Quest to Be a Better Person was to begin, that I knew I was supposed to embark on this journey. Itâ€™s the little things in life. Being able to help someone else with no ulterior motivesâ€¦itâ€™s an unexplainable feeling.