The year after my mother died, I ran across a Mother’s Day card. With no mother to send it to, I decided to find a homeless person and give it to them, stamped. I couldn’t find anyone on that drive, so I gave it to the order taker a McDonald’s. She was so excited to be offered this… and was happy to say she had already sent her card off to her Mom. BUT she was thrilled to offer it to someone else in the kitchen. read more →

On my way to work each day, I cross a park where there is a homeless man that has become a fixture of that spot. He is always there with his “I am a homeless Vet” sign. read more →

Last Wednesday on my way to work while it was 19° and icy out, I saw a person under a blanket in the bus shelter. From the position of their head and hands, I was scared they may be frozen to death (though he was wearing purple gloves but his hands were becoming frostbitten). read more →

I was on my way from rural SW France to London via Paris for a family catch up and had a suitcase full of clothes for the refugees in Calais which I was going to deliver in London (just to be transported back… I know, a long way round but it was the best we could do at the time). read more →

I got my hair cut today and as I was driving back, sitting at a red light, I thought about what a friend had recently said to me. I told myself I’m going to write a note and tomorrow go to one of these guys that sells newspapers on the corner (unless I see someone else) and give them the note and $5. read more →

Last week I was visiting my father in the hospital. My dad has late-stage cancer and is dying. read more →

At a freeway off ramp stood a man with a shopping cart. He was painfully thin. In the child seat of the shopping cart was a cute dog with a flowered hat. He would walk back and forth asking for money and talking to the dog, and she would bark in response. read more →

I’m so proud of my kids!

They have done things from serve food at a local church, to help build community gardens, to educating kids about the importance of eating healthy and how to grow your own garden, to raising awareness and money for breast cancer, to putting together “necessity bags” for the homeless as well as emergency workers. read more →

I helped a homeless man today and he said God bless you and I told him thank you and God loves you. read more →

I learnt about all the terrific things about being kind and doing nice things for others and so I invited 8 of my closest friends to The Good Deed Gals group. The idea behind the group is that once a month we do a good deed, either as a group or individually.

Some of the things we have done include working in a soup kitchen, picking up litter from the local beach, sending kind notes to people in our lives and buying coffee for others. My favourite has to be making care kits for the homeless. read more →

I was at the 99 cent store yesterday (which is rare). I also happened to have cash (also rare — I usually just pay with my card). The woman in front of me had a full cart. She offered to let the boys and I go ahead of her as we only had a few items, but we decided to just wait. read more →

My friends and I have been helping a homeless gentleman and his dog for about a year and a half now.

The police have made it more and more difficult to find them – with threats of arrest for panhandling whenever they spot him. Still we are always checking the spots we know he goes to.  read more →