Web Wanderings: Subway “panhandler”

Since we don’t have subways around here I’ve never experienced this before, but it’s evidently common back east. Panhandlers are known to get on trains and, while they have a captive audience, inform the passengers how terrible their situation is and ask for donations. So someone decided to take that approach and give it a twist.

I love the line about “I have this cup in my hand because I finished my latte and I don’t want to litter.”

You could probably–not incorrectly–take a look at what this video says about expectations, perhaps even prejudice, but I’m not going to go there. While this fellow seems a bit like he’s bragging, I had to admit it was nice to hear someone expressing how good their life is. It got me thinking about my own life. I’ve got things pretty good. I, too, don’t have much to complain about. And while I won’t be trying to share the love with any bus riders any time soon, it would probably do me good to express some gratitude. In fact, according to a study mentioned in this article, gratitude improves your life in many ways.

In fact, I remember to my embarassment that I had a plan at one time to write more posts expressing gratitude for things in my life. I really need to get back to that. I’ve got a lot to be grateful for.