I take opportunity to help others if I can, without telling the right hand what the left hand is doing.
but...... one time, I was leaving the grocery store, there was a man asking for money at the entrance, when I came out of the store, I had purchased some not parishable items, I offered these things to him, and he threw them at me and my children. He wanted only money. It was a learning experience, but I did not help with the money, one other time, I was out of state and had pulled into a gas station to fill up, when I was approached by a woman who asked for money as she had ran out of gas, I offered to put gas in her vehicle, she declined and left. oh!!!!! also, I was approached by a woman in a parking lot at "Wild Oats" (any body ever been there yum yum) asking for money as her car had broke down, I was led to help, and did, as I entered the grocery store I turned and saw her go to a van and hand the money to a man who held out his hand for the money. Then she continued to work the parking lot and he would point her to certain people.
Most the time however, it just feels good. I was stranded in Colorado this summer with vehicle problems and was so thankful for the man that helped, he had all the right tools, even had an ari compressor, as if he was sent just to help me.:angel2: