Hurricane Harvey is the biggest storm to ever hit Texas. Millions of homes are underwater. The widespread devastation is just beginning with Harvey still lingering on the cost. Many people have lost their entire homes and have been separated from their family members and pets. But one things for sure, every Texan that owns a boat is using it.
The amount of kindness that has been shown is remarkable. As you watch this video, you can see how people have come together to help one another. Families are helping families. People are doing whatever it takes to get everyone to safety. Neighbors are using their boats to go around to every house and make sure everyone has been rescued.
How amazing is our country? Seeing everyone band together and help each other is absolutely incredible! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this devastating storm.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s not uncommon to pop into a fast food restaurant. Most of the time it’s a cheap and convenient way to grab a bite to eat. So, it’s easy to overlook what a blessing these quick meals are. We often forget that there are many who cannot afford such a luxury.
Carmen was grabbing a late night meal with her boyfriend at a popular fast food chain in California, Raising Cane's, when she was reminded of this blessing.
While eating her meal, Carmen couldn’t help but notice a homeless woman who entered and began quietly asking patrons if she could have their leftovers. As if this wasn’t heartbreaking enough, Carmen was shocked as everyone the woman approached denied her request, and instead threw their leftovers in the trash.
Carmen knew this woman deserved far better. And she’s sharing what she did next so that others might be inspired to show the same type of love and compassion.
When the homeless woman approached Carmen about her leftovers, the young woman gladly turned them over.
But as the grateful woman sat down to eat the one chicken strip and small handful of fries -- all that was left in Carmen’s box -- she knew this wasn’t enough. And so, she went to the counter, ordering the homeless woman a full, fresh meal, which she presented to her just as she was preparing to leave the restaurant.
After an evening full of rejection and disgusted looks, Carmen’s act of kindness overwhelmed the homeless woman, who burst into tears of gratitude.
The heartfelt embrace proves that it is truly better to give than to receive. And showing just a bit of compassion and humanity can go a long way for someone who is less fortunate. Thank you, Carmen, for the beautiful reminder that God commanded that we love one another. As Jesus said in Matthew 25:40,