"Who can you help today?"
I live in Syracuse, NY and had an idea to fix the problem all together. My thoughts and feelings on the situation led me to the understanding that it wasn't the individual that failed, but the system. Feeling less than, unwanted, and hopeless, what else would be the outcome?
My initial thoughts were to gather a group of 20 caring individuals to meet downtown. Each participant would get a inspirational quote. They would each recite the quote as well as handing a few bucks to the candidate. I would like each participant to briefly get to know the candidate (Find out things about their history, skills, and desires). Once every participant has finished, we will collectively brainstorm on the best approach to get them back on their feet. Each participant will give a couple hours every 20 days, 3 of 4 times. With this time, teach what you can, show what you love, and learn and grow together. We will pitch together to get a cell phone for the individual so we can be in touch anytime. I will program my number and invite anyone else to do the same.
This is only my initial thought, but I feel that if they a good support structure, they could not fail. What could you achieve if you had 20 people their to pick you up and cheer you on.
This is just an experiment, not a tried and true program. Please share your ideas and concerns.
Love and Light
Have you seen the research done by MoveTheMountain.org?
Their research proves you are right my friend. They create circles of 5 around someone in need. They have a course a book and lots of stuff on how to do it. I really like their work. We've met lots of people on the streets that became a circle leader (the one in need) and find their way off the streets.
20 to 1 would be fabulous!