I woke up this morning and made my last package of instant oatmeal…well there were two, but I am a grown up and one package simply does not satisfy me. I love oatmeal, but this morning I knew this was the very last thing in my apartment I had to eat. I do have a box of corn meal, but nothing to mix with it to really make anything. I also have two boxes of pancake mix but no eggs, milk or oil to add to it. It’s not the just add water kind, so don’t bother to suggest this.
I do have some dry bean, so I let them soak and then placed them in the crack pot. I knew they would not be ready for dinner today, so I knew I was not going to be eating anything the rest of the day. The money friend were kind enough to send to me has been used on bills and food for last week.
My friend came over today and I know he is always use to me having something to eat while he is here and when I dont have anything prepare I can always order use something. Well today I had to tell him that all I could offer him was a glass of cold water. He smiled and said “I know what you mean man, this month has been hard for me as well. I had to walk the 6 miles to my medical appointment because I have no money for gas or the bus after paying my rent and bills.”
Right as he said that I was looking at bills on my table that are due this month, while in the back of my head thinking at least three more are coming.
He was here for a little while and then someone from YOUTUBE stopped by with his boyfriend. It wa sso great to finally meet the person whom I have grown to have so much respect for and really enjoy the message he brings on his channel. However it wasn’t until after my visit with them and my friend that I remembered I had nothing to eat for dinner.
I opened my cupboard hoping that I had missed a can of vegetables, beans or something, but nothing was there. I checked my crockpot but the bean were not ready to eat. I knew they wouldn’t be. So I took Dodger for a walk and once I returned I finished uploading my photos to Flickr and logged into FACEBOOK. Just as I did this there was three knocks at my door.
“Who is it?” I said. Since I had not buzzed anyone into the building and I know Franklin always calls before he comes by, I never open my door without asking who it is. However no one answered. Since no one answered I went back to doing what I was doing. A few minutes later I got up to get some water when I saw the trash needed to go out. I sat the bag by the front door and not long after I walked to take the trash to the bin.
When I opened the door there was a bag hanging from the handle and there was a note on the bag that read “God said to get this for you” Again not knowing who had left the bag or what was inside I took some care in looking in the bag, since it was plastic I could see there were cans in the bag and nothing that looked like it could hurt me or anyone else for that matter. I opened the bag to discover four cans of soup.
I looked around but the courtyard below and the passageway in front of me and the stairs above me were clear. It was quiet, just as it always is around this time on a Sunday. I walked back inside, closed and locked my door and sat the cans of soup on my table. I then walked to take the trash out.
Once back in my apartment I thought to myself, wow, who should I thank. So I knocked on my neighbors door and asked if she had done this, but her boyfriend said she was not at home and she is just not the kind of person that would do something like this, not even for herself. I knocked on another door and asked but they had no clue as to what i was talking about.
Was this some dream? So I walked back to my place and looked at the cans on my table and then said “thank you God” and enjoyed a bowl of soup for dinner.
It’s funny how I go out of my way to make sure homeless people or others in need have what they need in order to fell like someone cares, but these past few weeks it has been people who are not in my daily life that have gone out of their way to check on me and make sure I was doing ok. Friends from my youtube channel who have made certain that my needs were met and now tonight someone I dont even know made certain that I had something to eat.