I was able to do a nice thing for some community members.
I was homeless
and made a poor living by flipping polar fleece
shipping costs would have killed any margin
and the local wasn’t working.
So I took the downtime I had at a night job
and made double fleece no-sew tie blankets
and handed them out to fellow homeless people
after shift one morning
at a food pantry
when the frosts were hitting.
It was a brief experience but positive.
I made about two dozens people’s mornings with a clean new blanket
while waiting in the cold.
around a year later
I saw a homeless person walking down the street
with one of those blankets.
The fabric choice,
my poor technique,
all of it.
I’m sure I’ve never seen this person before
so that blanket went on a journey
and is still providing comfort to someone.
I’m not homeless anymore,
but times are hard,
and seeing that really brightened my day.
I just wish I had some more fleece now.