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I saw a man on the side of the road (A coincidence and a lesson)

The other day I was driving in my car, singing along to the incredible music of Dave Matthews Band.
This was the song that I was listening to at the time:

These lyrics grabbed my heart and concsience the most:
“I saw a man on the side of the road
with a sign that read ‘will work for food’
Tried to look busy, ’til the light turned green”

How often I can be like that?
How often are people like that?

I think Dave Matthews should preach some sermons.
Well, I think he does. Just from a different a pulpit…

So I got to action. I make buy a large bag of peanuts and put them in smaller bags handing them out to beggars.
I also decided to give away some of the many shirts I have.

so here comes the uncanny part, the other day, I saw the one beggar who was wearing a shirt I gave him. it happened to be a dave matthews band shirt.
then I smiled and my heart jiggled at the sweet coincidence of the situation.
the shirt of the band that inspired my small actions of kindness.

Full Lyrics Below:

I saw a man on the side of the road
with a sign that read ‘will work for food’
Tried to look busy, ’til the light turned green

I saw a bear on TV and his friends were all drowning
cause their homes were turning to water

A strange, kinda sad, big old bear
surely would happily eat me
he’d tear me to pieces that bear

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising…
Summers here to stay, and all those summer games will last forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean.

Tell me everything will be OK if I just stay on my knees and keep praying
believing in something
Tell me everything is all taken care of by those qualified to take care of it all.

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the waters rising
Summers here to stay, and that sweet summer breeze will blow forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean

One day, do you think we’ll wake up in a world on it’s way to getting better?
and if so can you tell me how?

I have been thinking that lately the blood is increasing
the tourniquets not keeping hold in spite of our twisting
though we would like to believe we are
we are not in control
though we would love to believe

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising…
Summers here to stay, and those sweet summer girls will dance forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean.

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I am an aspiring and up and coming writer. Dubbed the wondering wanderer. Do come check out my stories.

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