I think my mom deserves some recognition. She is very caring and giving to her family and strangers, but especially people down on their luck. Many times it backfires and she ends up with egg on her face for trusting the ones people say you shouldn't trust, giving a job to a known thief, or a welfare mom who never could hold a job, but she does it for compassion and belief in a second chance and who should criticize that? She has stopped and bought coffee for every street person on a block when she was going bankrupt, because how could she not? Her life long message has been "It feels good to give". I hope others can learn from her like I have.