This past weekend was the 18th annual Help The Homeless Walk here in DC. It has been a long time since I've done any walks, sit-ins, shut-ins or any type of physical activity for a worthy cause. The last time that I took a stand or walked for something was back in college in 1992. It felt good to do something for a good cause this weekend. I was invited by a friend of mine who works for Fannie Mae (The sponsors) and although I didn't see her I was in the good company of my special lady, Ntshiuwa. I found out that she can walk waaaaaay faster than me even though my legs are longer.
The weather was nice and cool and the walk was liberating. I think that it kicked me into my 2nd phase of being an activist in my community. It's not out of guilt or lack of charitable contributions to the daily panhandler. I just want to help in any way that I can. It was good exercise too. **smile**
Monday, November 21, 2005
Walking For A Cause
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Black Men in Life Space: A Change for the Better
Photo Source: Showtime The late great Chicago soul singer, Sam Cooke sang and announced that "A Change is Gonna Come." On season f...
Did you know that Uncle Ben was a real person? We really don't care who is fact or fiction when we want some rice to go with those red b...
I grew up in the Linda Pollin Memorial Housing Projects. First of all, I did not know that it was built in memory of Abe Pollin...
Don't things like that always make you "Feel Good"
Wishing you the best this Holiday Week!
Realizing that there are causes bigger than ourselves is always liberating. Good for you. Enjoy the holiday!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday week as well.
You are soooo right. It's not all about us as individuals is it. It's about the greater good. Enjoy your holdiay as well. I'll have to stop by and check your blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Great job Stephen!! I have even more respect for you now that publicly admitted your lady walks faster than you :) She is a very lucky lady.
Have a great weekend, and give thanks for everything :)
Thank you for your compliment. I feel lucky myself. Yes, the lady can step! She spared me though and cooled her jets so that I could keep up without running. :)
Good for you Stephen.
We all need to take a moment and do something for those less fortunate.
For me, helping other heals my soul! I'm happy you had that experience... walks are always some good exercise, LOL! And walking for the Homeless is a GREAT CAUSE!
Keep on Pushin!
God bless you too. :)
I like the fact that you referred to it as healing your soul. It was healing. It's very easy to become jaded and disconnected living in a major city. It's important to stay focused and concentrate on the needs of others when at all possible. Thanks for that.
Yay! Stephen the activist! I'm likin' this side of you. Good stuff. This is just the kind of thing thing that's good for the heart and the soul. Keep doing you...
Good for you. Be proud of yourself man!
Thank you for that encouragement. I feel that being active and conscious in the community is important. I'm trying to get out of the mode of just talking and actually doing. I think that I am getting there.
Thank you! I am proud of myself. I literally tried to put my Bess foot forward. :)
that's awesome! i'm so glad the activist bug has bitten you. i'm sure you'll find the way in which to be most affective. good luck with it!
Post a Comment