Our plea to you, has nothing to do with giving some of your capital to a charity, but instead to give some of your talents and time in the form of personal involvement. I will never forget an incident that happened to me in downtown Houston with a homeless person. This gentleman was younger than me but he had a spark in his eyes impossible to ignore. Despite his torn clothes there was something about that guy that I can still remember. As I was crossing the street in the middle of a busy intersection, we both exchanged a look and at that moment all I could say to him was “good morning”. The homeless gentleman did an about face and grabbed me by the arm and said, “thank you sir, for not ignoring me”. As we continued to cross the street, he began to explain that (except for other homeless) people ignore him every day, not thinking of him as a person. I was totally speechless and that encounter will stay with me for the rest of my life. How many homeless do you see in a month? How many people do you pass every day that could use a simple smile and a greeting? It only takes three seconds to share a smile and a good morning and you will never know the impact of that brief act of courtesy.