Petaluma Generosity

I saw this to-go box on a bench at a bus stop on Petaluma Blvd. At first glance, it looked like someone had forgotten the remains of a meal. A peek inside the box revealed an entire meal, not leftovers, and a fork. Apparently a generous person purchased the meal and intentionally left it at the bus stop as a gift for a hungry person. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen gifted food left for the hungry in downtown Petaluma; bags of muffins, even a whole pizza in a box. Wonderful acts of anonymous generosity!

Seeing the meal started me thinking

I am blessed to have food when I am hungry; I wasn’t interested in eating the meal. I don’t need the generosity of others to supply my dinner. Seeing the meal started me thinking: What is it like to live a life in which, if you see a meal at a bus stop, you consider yourself very lucky and eat the meal? What must life be like when you depend  upon the generosity of strangers to eat?

Bus stop meal

Petaluma generosity