Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 48: Passed Out Free Soup


We have had an unseasonably warm (well, not warm, but not subzero) winter here in Chicago. This has been tremendous because the homeless of the city haven't had to endure as terrible of weather conditions as is usual here. However, it is still difficult, and I will never be able to fully appreciate/understand what they go through on a daily basis to survive. I try to give to the homeless as much as I feasibly can, but it breaks my heart anytime I don't have any cash or change in my pocket to give to someone. I just wish I had the means to give as many people as possible a nice warm meal. Well today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to try to do just that.

One of the best things I have experienced since starting this journey is the people in this world who will, without prompting, selflessly give back to others and look to help me on my journey. Whether it is Myrna, who so graciously donated food and blankets for me to give to a local church that helps the homeless, or the numerous others who have volunteered to participate in my random acts. Well recently, another one of these great people reached out to me. Bill Davis of Bergstein's Deli gave me a call and said he would like to donate to my cause. After speaking to Bill, I was blown away by how he wanted to help. He offered to take me around in the Bergstein's Deli Food Truck and pass out their Chicken Noodle Soup to people...FOR FREE! So, thanks to Bill and everyone else at Bergstein's, today's random act of kindness will be to pass out free soup to those in need. I continue to be amazed by the kindness of others, and am happy to have come across such awesome people.

28 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    I love this idea -- what a wonderful blog!
    I just wanted to let you know that you will be featured on my blog (onedaysdreams.blogspot.com) on Sunday, March 4 as part of my Blog Gawker Sunday series.

    (Don't get excited, my blog is very small and unexciting)

    keep up the great work!

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    1. What a great idea - I can do the same!

      DeeDee
      www.KidNeedsAKidney.blogspot.com

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  2. Very glad to meet, I am from China liu! Welcome to visit my blog

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  4. Great blog..all the best to you.
    Cheers, Sausage

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  5. I cannot help but think on reading your blog, "there but for the grace of God go I". I have been blogging as a way to diarise life as a victim of the global recession and the consequences of banking greed has had on my family following the forced sale of my home. While persecution at the hands of the bankers has been excruciating, the acts of kindness shown to us over the last three years are a priceless example of the generousity of the human spirit. Below are two pieces I wrote to celebrate these random acts of kindness http://lifeafterdebts.blogspot.com/2011/04/friends-in-unlikely-places.html
    http://lifeafterdebts.blogspot.com/2011/05/even-though-life-has-moved-on-since.html

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  6. God bless all your endeavors.
    Warmest regards,
    Ruby

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  7. Love your blog! Very sweet :) If you could check out mine, I'd really appreciate it!

    http://simply-pink-abby.blogspot.com/

    ~*Abby*~

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  8. It's great to know how many people in this world want to help each other if given the chance.

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  9. This is simply amazing ......... GOD BLESS U ALL........

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  10. What a great blog! There should be more people like you in the world

    Check out my new blog
    Http://dreamdiscoverdoproject.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. This is such a great post :)
    Wonderful blog...keep up the good work


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  12. free soup for children in haiti its more better lol :D

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  14. Hi, I LOVE your blog and all that you do! I would like to donate what I won so you can pass it on. It was a Dayspring giveaway I won for posting about my Valentine's Day experience. I sent you an e-mail.

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  15. Hi! I just followed. Great blog idea

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  16. I love what your doing and your a great role model.

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  17. I love the blog and everything you have done so far. This blog is wonderful for a couple of reasons. First, it shows the world that good people do still exist, as rare as they may be. Second, it shows the vast number of things there are to do. When you first started this blog, I bet you thought it would be a daunting task to find a new thing to do every day for a year. You prove how easy it can be every day. Thank you for your kind actions and thank you for sharing them with the world.

    http://politically-enlightened.blogspot.com

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  18. just came across your blog - what u're doing is simply amazing :)

    keep it up!!!

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  19. hi, you are such an inspiration. I'm learning so much from your blog. thanks so much.sendin you good wishes...

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  20. I wish I could make a difference

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    1. Howard,

      You definitely can! Even the smallest action can have a huge impact on someone. Find an opportunity today to be kind someone and it will have a huge ripple effect.

      Ryan

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  21. Hi Ryan, saw you on Australian television today - love your work :) My wife had our first baby boy just 4 months ago - such an awesome experience. Happy to touch base if you have a moment - I'm the founder of international Pay it Forward Day, which is now in 40 countries and we hope to inspire over 3 million acts of kindness on April 26. There have 16 state and city proclamations for the day in the states, but I am based in Sydney. We are planning to inspire some wonderful acts of kindness all around the globe :)

    Cheers,

    Blake Beattie

    blakebeattie76@gmail.com

    www.payitforwardday.com

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  22. Hello, I would like to share with you a foundation formed in memory of my nephew, Dale Settle Jr. (age 22). Its called D.A.L.E. (Do A Little Extra) It is a random act of kindness group. Dale was killed doing the ultimate act of kindness.. laying down his life for his friends who were being robbed. Please read about his story, the type of person he was and why we are doing this in his memory. http://www.dalesettlejr.com (find us facebook also, there's a link on the website).

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