Yesterday a homeless man, dirty and sad, no shoes and his shirt torn, came to me and asked me for $20 and I gave him $50, he said “thank you very much”.
She yelled, “Watch out!” But he didn’t take his eyes off me, his face suddenly beamed with joy.
He said, don’t you remember me?
We went to high school together, I’m Ross!
I looked at him, oh my god! Ross, of course I remember one time we fought and she won, but again she defended me against a man who wanted to hit me! What happened to you?
– Sorry, he told me: everything happened to me! I joined a gang, I drank alcohol, cigarettes, women, I left three pregnant women, I stole, I beat people, I was in jail 7 times, my kids are a disaster, they don’t want me, I thought twice about suicide and now I ask to eat and drink… That’s all that happened for me!
I lowered my head and said:
– How sad! He replied with a smile: “I have food for today, watch out!” He left a trembling and unsteady gait.
On the way home, I thought about why our lives would take a different turn if we had the same circumstances and opportunities as children, and answer at the same time! The difference between his presence and my presence was my father!! †
Yes, because my mom is the “worst” and dad is the “worst” in the world! While they let him play in the street and do what he wanted, I had rules, schedules and fines if I didn’t finish everything on time! Although he wasn’t told if he wasn’t going to school, I was punished if I missed school or was just late…while in the city he was allowed to eat, smoke, drink or slander old people anything!
I had to eat vegetable soup or long soup of chicken cutlery and drink milk and water! smoking or drinking?
I didn’t even dare to talk about it!!
Do you speak badly or react inappropriately? Look cut with a slap on the back mouth! Thank you mom, thank you dad!
Because I have the worst mother and father in the world, today me, not him!
Today I thank God that I had these parents who raised me with love and discipline. Thank you my dear parents, I carry you in my soul today, tomorrow and always. That’s why I insist!
“Teach the child, ‘So we can change this world that is falling apart…'”