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Hoko
09-26-2016, 01:49 AM
Hi all,

So we headed up to the city (San Francisco) today and took the kids to the zoo. Afterwards we treated them to an ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli Square. Then we headed downtown to Market Street. We drove around and found some folks lying on the sidewalk, under the overpass, etc. We had previously assembled "blessings bags" that included snacks, water, socks and various toiletries.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/3b6fa14390478a4b5fed639467300045.jpg

Anyway, we found some folks that appeared to be in need and gave them a bag and told them we were just trying to make them a little more comfortable.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/ea4c92205374346747315d7f8377a961.jpg

I chatted with them for a little while and tried to get a sense of who they were but generally kept it brief (we double parked in some cases)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/7d2e093fa057cd024d9f1db883e2975d.jpg

The folks I spoke to seemed pretty appreciative and it sparked a good dialog with my kids on the drive home about how fortunate we are and how we shouldn't forget to be grateful for the things we have.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/ec8743136e7db83eb35c33fc51c31c19.jpg

All in all it was a good experience and we've decided to keep 10 blessings bags in the car at all times. This will allow us to engage in spontaneous generosity.

Gassho,
K2
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Kyotai
09-26-2016, 02:23 AM
Lovely Kliff

Gassho, Kyotai
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Shingen
09-26-2016, 02:46 AM
The true action of a Bodhisattva, thank you Kliff. =)

Gassho
Shingen

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Tanjin
09-26-2016, 03:39 AM
Inspirational!

Gassho,
Jimmy
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Mitty-san
09-26-2016, 05:08 AM
Awesome and inspiring, Kliff! :)

gassho1

Sat today.

Paul

Taiyo
09-26-2016, 06:33 AM
Truly inspiring, Kliff. Lovely :)

Gassho,
Andoitz.

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Washin
09-26-2016, 08:56 AM
Great! Thank you for sharing this with us, Kliff gassho1

Gasho
Washin
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Ongen
09-26-2016, 09:18 AM
Wonderful, Kliff, thank you.

Gassho
Ongen

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Kokuu
09-26-2016, 09:48 AM
Wonderful, Kliff. Thank you for sharing!

Great idea to keep a bunch of bags in the car.

Gassho
Kokuu
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Myosha
09-26-2016, 12:37 PM
Metta to all


Gassho
Myosha
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Shugen
09-26-2016, 02:08 PM
Thank you Kliff!

I always enjoy the conversations with my kids afterwards also.

Gassho,

Shugen

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Eishuu
09-26-2016, 06:49 PM
This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Gassho
Lucy
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Kyonin
09-26-2016, 09:47 PM
Thank you Kliff.

Gassho,

Kyonin
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Jakuden
09-27-2016, 12:29 AM
Deep bows Kliff, wonderful!
Gassho
Jakuden
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KellyRok
09-27-2016, 12:39 PM
Kliff, thank you for sharing this lovely experience with us! It's truly wonderful!

[gassholook]
Kelly/Jinmei