One Simple Act of Kindness

Hey Friends, 

I hope that this post changes your mind about homelessness. Did you know that there are approximately 100 million homeless people across the world. I think that that number is much to high. One really important thing I think everyone should know if, a homeless person could be anyone. We watch a video in class showing all this homeless people that were holding a sigh telling part of their story. For some, its because of expensive medical bills, for others, its escaping bad situation and losing everything. The important thing to know is that this could be me or you.  

Helping the homeless doesn’t always mean you have to give money, even though that is a kind gesture. Helping the homeless can be showing a simple act of kindness. Give a smile, say hello, wave. All these things show egnoligement that you notice them. That they aren’t forgotten.  

There’s of a lot of homeless people who aren’t even on the streets. A lot are in shelters, or living in a unstable living environment. This means there are a lot of homeless people who are hidden. That you don’t and can’t notice. I thought about this a lot actually. I think that this is one of the reasons that many people aren’t aware of homelessness and how it effects so many people. There is this probably every where. in Courtney, Victoria, and even in Comox. When I first learn this I was really surprised because I had never seen anyone homeless in Comox, or at-least not that I knew of. Homelessness effect more people then just people who are homeless. This is our problem, the hole community and us and the government should be trying to support people less fortunate and get people in to safe, healthier living environments.

Remember that one simple act of kindness can change someone’s life. Saying hi to a less fortunate person is something so simple but sends such a big message. It says “I notice you, you are a person.” Be a change maker, say hello, do a simple act of kindness.  

 

4 Comments on One Simple Act of Kindness

  1. Leticia Galindo
    March 4, 2018 at 9:52 pm (7 months ago)

    Hello Olivia !
    I also believe a small gesture can help the homeless. Sometimes I try and give people food or any left over change. Sometimes its our act of kindness that helps them. Social communication can help them with depression or anything they are going through. Just this past friday when I was working, I came across a family that looked in need. They had a 10 month baby and the weather was bad outside. It was snowing and the winds were strong. The baby looked in bad condition and I just felt so sad for them. They were trying to get a hold of a taxi to get back to the hotel room. I offered them a ride since that was the least I could do. But my heart felt better since I helped them. So yes Olivia, it is always great to help those in need.

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    • Olivia
      March 5, 2018 at 6:08 pm (7 months ago)

      Hello Leticia,
      That’s amazing that you are so caring and kind towards people in need. I must have taken a lot of courage to help those people. Since I am only in Elementary school and young sometimes I can’t do very much. But I try my best to help the community and people who may be less fortunate then others. Once I met a man and his girlfriend who didn’t have a home and they where trying to gather enough money for on night in a hotel so I gave them a little change. Recently in my town there was an event called the Coldest Night. A bunch of people volunteer and they walk for the hole entire night in cold. We raised quite a lot of money and it all went towards trying to get more people off the streets and into shelters or homes or somewhere warm and safe. Thank you so much for the comment.
      -Olivia

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  2. Adrian
    March 7, 2018 at 1:34 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Olivia!
    Wow. What an inspiring blog! Because of you, I will now be thinking this as I go about my life. This has given me a new insight on this topic, and I hope other people read this and it empowers them as well. If you want, you can also check out my blog here:
    http://24adriana.edublogs.org

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    • Olivia
      March 7, 2018 at 4:55 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Adrian,
      Thank you so much! I really wanted to bring awareness to this topic because a lot of people don’t know about it. I am so glad that this changed your thinking. I will for sure check out you blog!
      -Olivia

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