Not Your Usual Panhandler

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July 19, 2012

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Not Your Usual Panhandler

Giving of any kind… taking an action… begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much greater universe.

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Not Your Usual Panhandler

Doug Eaton wanted to celebrate his birthday on June 11 in a big way, so he turned to his friends for ideas. “I asked a bunch of my friends on Facebook what should I do on my 65th and I got a whole long list of stuff,” he shared, “And one of my friends said, ‘Why don’t you do 65 random acts of kindness?'” So that’s exactly what he did, spending 65 minutes standing on the corner of NW 39th Street and May Avenue in Oklahoma City. From a distance, Eaton looked a bit like any other panhandler holding a sign at a street corner. But instead of a plea for money, his sign read: “I have a home…and a car…and a job. Do you need a few bucks for some coffee?” { read more }

Be The Change

On your next birthday (or the birthday of someone close to you) honor the occasion by doing a random act of kindness.

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