At the crossroad of 101 and Decatur St., right in front of the Wal Mart, a little old man stands. He is wearing a white shirt, black pants, and a tie. He looks older - like he's in his mid-late 60's. He stands there, day after day, holding a sign that simply reads "Need a Job".
I am not big on Beggars - I have learned from experience that they either use donations for booze or they actually make $50,000 a year in donations and are therefore, scam artists. But this one struck me. First, his appearance. Not scraggly (yet). He is well dressed and well groomed, considering the circumstances. Second his sign - Need a Job. Not, need money. Need a Job. And finally, his face. He looks so sad . . . He reminds me of someone that once had everything and then lost it all. I wonder if he's been affected by these layoffs. Maybe forced into retirement because of his age. He really struck me.
I've never met this man. I've never spoken to him either. Yet, I feel a draw to help him.
So, my friends, I am going to ask you all a favor. I am posting this on Myspace, on my blog (http://supermomblues.blogspot.com), and in an email to get the word out.
If you or you know someone that has work or of any place that might be hiring, would you please let me know? Better yet, if you live in Bowie or go to the Bowie Wal Mart on a regular basis, would you let HIM know? If you don't know someone, please forward this message to your friends, because SOMEONE might. And - Please pray for him. I feel that he really needs it.
Blessings and love to you all!