Thanks for popping in! It’s blowing a hooley out there today! Happy to be in the dry and warm. The numbers of homeless people are soaring; must be dreadful when it’s cold, windy and wet. Saw lots of tents pitched on the pavements in London on Sunday. The idiot in me thinks “well, that’s a bit unsightly, bang in the middle of Picadilly”. The human, the sister in me thinks “Poor people. Thank God they’ve got some sort of shelter – even if it is only a poxy tent.” What a dreadful state of affairs. As we were walking back to Charing Cross, right by St Martins in the Field, there was a big black hatchback parked up. A few good men were handing out blankets, sweatshirts, shoes and pillows to people who were going to have to sleep rough. A few good women were serving hot drinks and food. Desperately inadequate, given the scale of the problem now, but wonderfully generous nonetheless.
Yes. So I am particularly grateful to be in the warm and dry today. I do wish I were really wealthy. You know, stinking rich. Then I would be able to make a difference. But all the time you’re just pedalling like mad to pay the bills, there’s only so much you can do, and there are only so many hours in the day. Sounds like a cop out.
So before we get despondent, let’s get grateful. Come on! Think of 5 things you are grateful for. I write them down. Top of the list: I have a roof over my head.
Love and hugs, stay safe.