Here in Puerto Rico we have homeless, of course, and beggars in the streets. I didn't remember, however, or hadn't realized, how difficult life is for these souls once fall and winter begin. While I was in Washington, the temperature dropped to around 45 degrees F. I was warm and comfy with my crocheted cowl, beret, and mittens. Not so the homeless I saw.
It must really be hard to live like that when temperatures drop to freezing. In our nation's capital I saw men and women sleeping on benches, under trees, and almost anywhere. Not too many, but one IS too many. I didn't feel comfortable. However, when I was to give them some of my warm articles, I coudn't find any. Weird.
Anyway, this holiday season, think about donating warm hats, mittens, socks, scarves, etc, to local shelters, or to the people you see down the street. It's only the Christian thing to do.