This is one of my favorite photos I've taken; A photo of a message chalked on a Dublin sidewalk. Very beautiful and I was so thankful to have had my camera with me.
"There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
It's friends and family that happiness brings, not money, designer clothes, and material things.
You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
I could never run a thousand miles, but I could run a mile a thousand times.
A home, a job, and a girl to love, I hope my prayers are heard up above.
Go raibh maith agat agus céad míle fáilte!
Thank you so much and a hundred thousand welcomes!
The only time you should look down on someone is when you are helping them up.
I ran my own business for many happy years,
Until bankruptcy left me with nothing but tears.
You lose your job, can't pay the rent,
End up on the streets or even a tent.
But everybody deserves another chance in life,
To find a job, a home, even children and wife.
And there is always hope, or so it seems,
So never give in, or abandon your dreams.
Try to stay positive in everything you do,
The answer to your problems lies within you.
And if you firmly believe it, you can surely achieve it.
Tough times don't last forever, but tough people do.
Your life, dreams, and destiny are all up to you.
Not all homeless people are lazy or workshy,
Afraid of hard work or even bothering to try.
But I'm the first to hold up my hands and say
That I've made my fair share of mistakes along the way.
And when I'm down, feel sad and like crying,
I never give up, or even consider not trying.
So this is my story I share here today,
I hope it may comfort or inspire you some way.
All I ask is that you read my heartfelt plea,
And take its message home with you to sleep.
If you can help in any way,
The drop of a coin will brighten my day.
Thank you, God bless."