Today as I was feeling the chill of winter more than ever. Now I'm on the West coast so it's certainly not the coldest part of the world during the winter, one reason I came here , BUT... The frickin heater in my car went out and spending over $650 to fix it does not really appeal to me right now. As I was feeling sorry for myself I decided to stop in my favorite traditional greasy ass fast food Mexican joint where I gladly forked over $3.00 for a GRANDE breakfast burito. THESE ARE GRANDE AND DAMN GOOD BABY! As I walked in the door to my right I could not help but notice a man who looked like he hadn't showered in weeks or longer. There he sat, his head down and arms folded to warm his chilled body while nodding in and out of sleep. He was warm for now or at least till the customers started to come in and they'd tell him to get moving. I tried asking the cook who's English is obviously limited to what's on the menu if the guy had eaten. He couldn't understand me but since the guy had kind of woken up I asked if he was hungry and offered to order for him. You should have seen his eyes light up and the grin on his face. To this man that warm food meant everything. I handed him a few bucks and said...just order what you want just be sure you get food with it. Usually I don't give cash because you and I both know they give it up for booze or whatever. In my car I could see him ordering at the counter and I nearly welled up in tears. How could I be so selfish because my heater was not working when this man called the street his home? I realized how ungreatful and how good I do have it. Where one man has no shoes another has no foot. Were one man has no foot another has no legs I decided to start my day today first by truly being greatful for everything In my life. There's unfortunately many people without without shelter and food and this time of year can be especially hard as the chill of winter spread across the USA. Hopefully this little post will help some other folks around the world that I'll never know about. I guess it's kind of like "paying it forward" and doing it just because you can. And NOW here's something that still cracks me up when I think about it. On a cold night last year my friend and I had stopped for some food late in the evening and were so stuffed we wondered why the hell we even took the leftovers! We decided to find someone who was homeless or looked like they could use the food and drove around for nearly an HOUR in an area where usually these people are all over the place. NOT THIS NIGHT - could not find one darn homeless person to take the food. LMAO Seriously we drove all over the place that night but never found one person to take the meal. Finally just placed it wrapped in a bag on an outside self serve water station. Sometimes they head there to get water for a quarter. Lastly...I did not think of this it was brought to my attention from a blog I stumbled upon.. If you donate or want to give clothing to the homeless or people in shelters give them HIGH QUALITY WHITE COTTON socks. I never thought of it but people on the street spend most days and nights walking. Good extra thick cotton socks not only keep their feet warm but also help keep blisters down. Sorry about the serious ass post peeps now get busy and enjoy the journey. Time now for me to make some more denaro so I can buy a crap load of socks!