"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Same Cafe



"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

With all the gloom in the headlines as of late, I came upon this story about The Same CafĂ© in Denver, Colorado where everyone—regardless of their ability to pay—gets a beautiful meal, some comfort, a great does of dignity, and probably most important of all—a moment as part of their community instead of a statistic or problem to be solved.

My words won’t add too much impact to the story itself, except to say I am inspired, and when I watch something like this I try and think of just one small thing I can do to make some kind of difference for anyone—within the next day or week. It reminds me why I love that quote in the first place. It is a reminder and a challenge—a call to action.

A call these owners have taken to heart --and have given as a gift to their community.

For more great stories like this about people making a difference, you can follow the MSNBC series Making a Difference on twitter here.

5 comments:

Whitney Lee March 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

What an incredible story. Thank you for sharing. It is inspiring and a great reminder about the need to give back.

Mona March 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

Thanks Kim...another good one.....

Cheri Pryor March 6, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

Well that's just about the most beautiful piece of news I've seen in WEEKS. Thanks for that!

kristen March 7, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

thanks for sharing this... very inspiring story. just when i think all humanity has lost its goodness i'm reminded that there are still some good ones out there :)

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