But here's the picture that really made my weekend worth living:
For our date on Saturday night, Mike and I put a couple of kits together for homeless people that we knew we'd inevitably be passing while driving downtown. It was 110 on Saturday, which means hundreds if not thousands of homeless people in downtown Phoenix alone were stuck outside with no escape from the heat. I can't even imagine. So we loaded up some water bottles and snacks into sacks and went on our journey to give some love. Every person we gave the bags to were beat red, and were so excited for just a drink of water. It's so easy to keep an extra water bottle or snack in the car to give to someone you pass on the street corner who needs something to eat. Here's the thing about giving love, the more you give, the more you get. I'm not quite sure where all the love you get comes from, but it comes. I had love for the man in the picture above, whom I had never met before... all because I served him. It fills you up. It makes you feel like your existence in that moment has a bigger purpose. Living with a purpose to make other people feel love brings depth and perspective to life that can't be found anywhere else.