Day 4 - Find one homeless person and give them some money. It doesn't have to be a lot, but when you give it to them, make eye contact and smile.
Done and done.
Once again, not sure how this is an act of self love except, maybe, showing love to others is a form of self love. Our local Lowes has an exit where there is always someone standing. Today was a young kid...maybe 17 to 22. I'm guessing his drug of choice is meth judging by the extreme thinness, twitchy body movements and sores on his face. My oldest daughter and youngest son both have strong opinions about the distribution of money to the homeless. My eldest spent a semester in San Francisco. When she came home, she espoused the concept of giving only to the charities that serve the homeless rather than the guy on the corner. I understand this....at least you know that you are providing nourishment or shelter with your cash. My youngest son believes that if a couple of bucks is going to ease the discomfort of another human being, why deny it. They will get the help they need when they are ready. I'm on the fence but, normally, I will have bags that we make up and distribute with snacks, toothpaste and brush and some basics.
Today, following the directive, I said hello to the young man and realized how close he is in age to my sons and wished, so badly, that I could help him in a more profound way. Al-Anon has taught me that I am not a fixer but a messer upper when I put my nose where is doesn't belong. I have no control, no super powers, no amazingly profound words that can fix anyone except myself. So I wished him a good day and said a little prayer. Hopefully, there is someone, somewhere that when he is ready for help, will answer the phone.