Here it is. The first of many, many A to Z Challenge posts to flood the Blog-O-Sphere with new and interesting tidbits (we hope) to awe our faithful readers with our ability to alphabetize 🙂 I sincerely hope that over the next month that we all find something that interests, entertains, educates and makes us think. Enjoy the thoughts.
How do you interact with the hobos in your life? Ok, my grandmother never used the word affirmation, however she certainly embodied the definition. She would always, uplift those around her. This is one of my favorite character traits that Grandma taught me by living it. There was always a kind and positive word for everyone from the grandkids to the adults to the hobos that would show up occasionally. I was amazed that there were people with no homes, no jobs, few possessions and for many of them, little or no self-image. Grandma always had a few simple chores that she left for when one of the hobos showed up. She always insisted that they do something for the food she gave them, even if it was a trivial task. When I asked her about it, she replied, “Honey they feel bad about having to beg for food, so I give them the chance to feel better by giving me some work in return for food.” She always gave them as much as they could carry. She showed me the importance of affirmation.