recently I walked by a man who was obviously in need.
carrying a bag with a few grocery items but no cash in my pocket, I thought to my myself, shit, I wish I had something to give.
not long after I passed him, it occurred to me that I could share something from my bag of groceries.
but I felt self-conscious about going back and waking him in case what I had in my bag wasn’t what he needed.
I started with the negative self-talk, ego chatter, about a missed opportunity.
then I told my ego to shush and I asked for another opportunity.
and that time, the person asked for my help.