Yet again, I found myself being taught what it means to be both grateful and giving by one of the gentlemen who visit the day shelter for homeless men where I work. Recently, this particular gentleman was in need of a new pair of shoes to replace his current ones that were too small for him. Like most of our gentlemen, he had grown accustomed to making do with what little he had, but his ill-fitting shoes had left him limping. When your feet are your only mode of transportation, proper footwear is essential, and as luck would have it, a recent donation of gently used athletic shoes saved the day and his feet.
As he took off his old shoes and slid his feet into the new ones, his eyes shone brightly, a huge grin spread out over his face, and he exclaimed, “These fit perfectly!” I…
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