It’s Cold Out there…pass on some goodwill


At -12 with a 21 kilometre/hour wind its a cold morning out there in Toronto today. You know its cold when you have to scrape the windshield frost off the inside of the car. It was a 6am start this morning for hockey with my son and walking the dog will be a challenge later this am, to face the elements yet one more time. However, we sometimes forget that there are those who are a lot less fortunate who will be facing the cold day in day out, right through the remainder of the winter – the homeless. They will not be focussed on house to hockey rink, nor a choice on what park to walk a dog. They will be focussed on the basic need of food and shelter. My daughter and I made a point of buying a hot coffee for one homeless man and sandwiches for he and his partner yesterday. It was the same couple that we had given some used boots to prior to Christmas. These small acts of goodwill and kindness can make such a difference for those who are facing the challenge of nature’s cold winter days and nights. January and February can just be brutal, on the temperature side of the weather equation in Toronto. It takes very little to pass on some goodwill through a hot drink, extra pair of mitts, gloves, boots, sweater, hat, toque or extra change you might have in your pocket. These small acts of goodwill can help make a difference, perhaps help someone in need make it through another day. Please help reach out and pass on some goodwill to those in need on our streets this winter. Thanks for reading, I hope you will help by taking action. Stay warm and pass on some warmth on this cold winter day.

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