Submitted by:  Wendy Ann Herschel Schwarz

Whilst living in South Africa, I would stop at the same convenience store every day after work.  There was always a group of children gathered outside asking for food, so every day I was there I bought them a few loaves of bread and Maas.

Do what you can, when you can.

This went on for about 16 years until I moved away.  On a recent visit to East London, I was stopped at a robot when a young man tapped on my window.  Normally I would ignore it, but this day I opened my window.

The man told me that he was one of the kids that I had fed every day and he was proud to tell me that he was well and had a job and a family.

I recall how often people had shouted at me for feeding the beggars and encouraging them.  I was happy that I had ignored them…a little kindness can make all the difference in someone’s life.

Do what you can, when you can.