"You guys make the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches anywhere!" one of our new friends on Skid Row exclaimed. We were armed and ready with hundreds of water bottles, PB&J sandwiches, guitars and contagious smiles. It is amazing people like these who inspire us Red Eyers and let us know that we really are making a difference.
It is times like these that I get so inspired by a circular find -- those who have been given so much, giving of their time to help those around them. In turn, those who don't seemingly have that much to give unless it's a shirt off their backs (literally, as that is truly all they own in the world), somehow always give way more back to the Red Eyers -- a message of hope and strength in the midst of struggle. It serves as a great reminder to never give up -- whether it be for Red Eyers a business deal that doesn't seem to be going through, a publishing deadline with writer's block, or a simple miscommunication that causes a stir of events that should never have occurred.
Wow, wow, wow, but I get inspired. And then, of course, there was the pivotal moment of our Sunday afternoon together. Many words with one message...how to make our earth a more beautiful place not only for us but also for future generations. Global crusader Satish Sikha came as part of his world tour to create the world's longest eco-silk invitation to encourage the world to act now! We had an amazing time doing our little part in developing this beautiful fabric for this noble cause, and can't wait to continue getting involved in wonderful causes like that. I'm definitely seeing the bigger picture -- if we do our part, no matter how little it might seem at the time, in the end it's how we will see that which we strive for to actually happen -- those poor and rich, educated and uneducated, wherever they come from in life -- all walks of life -- finally loving one another and recognizing that each is an individual. Each has a purpose. And each one is special.