By Carol Meyer
When my younger son, Marc, was in Boston a while ago, he saw a homeless man with a bouquet of beautiful tulips.
Thinking that maybe the man was selling them to earn a little money, my son asked if he could buy one of the flowers. The man politely refused.
Instead, he offered this beautiful tulip to my son to give to someone he loved.
There are so many kind souls who are struggling -- whether from joblessness, homelessness, or a lack of food and other resources -- or all three -- the list goes on and on.
In addition to helping when we can, let's remember that a few friendly words can give people who are struggling a little hope and lift their spirits. And in this case, a thoughtful homeless man touched my son's heart with a small but meaningful act of kindness.