I had to go to the walk-in clinic early this morning to snag myself a spot to see someone about my wobbly knee (technical term). Unfortunately I got dressed in a bit of a hurry, and when I shuffled out of my building it was into a world that was much chillier than I had prepared for. This wasn't a big deal since I was only walking a short distance to catch the bus, but it did remind me that there are plenty of people in our city for whom warmth is a very serious life-or-death issue.
With that in mind, today's kindness was a donation to The Main Street Project, which is an organization that offers emergency shelter, meals, drug and alcohol detox support, counseling, and other services to homeless and under-resourced individuals in Winnipeg.
Organizations like The Main Street Project make our city better. Not only do they provide support for the people who need it most, but they remind all of us to be better, to think about the ways that we can help others, and to contribute as much as we can as often as we can. Happy, vibrant communities aren't built by individuals looking to nab the biggest slice for themselves, but by the folks who work together and bake a bigger freakin' pie for everyone.
Anyway, that's all for today. Sweet, pie-filled dreams, friends!