Sometimes thoughtfulness is cheap

Just back from a week-long trip to San Francisco and one evening while downtown, I saw a city street janitor who was sweeping the streets was keeping two cans of garbage, one for the trash and one for the food scraps he found.

I watched him move from homeless person to homeless person and dish out the food he'd found and set aside. Politics aside, it was a little reminder to me that sometimes doing something thoughtful or kind for others is very often free and just a matter of us thinking ahead a little bit and trying to help out a little more.

It was cool to see a guy doing as much as he could in his particular position. It inspired me to try to be more thoughtful in everything I do.