I knew it was going to be a great day as soon as I rolled out of bed this morning. I started the coffee and boiled some water for the hot cocoa. I checked to make sure I had everything I needed; (I still forgot the Neosporin, but stashed it in my truck for next week’s trip) I showered and left for downtown. “Wow” I thought, "here I am leaving at the same time I woke up last week, things go so much better when you actually set your alarm clock." I was surprised when I rolled into my normal parking spot. There were at least 40 people in line. I felt like it was a reunion. Dogman was there, Anna was there also. Kevin made it for the 2nd week in a row. Kevin is a recovering alcoholic who is doing well at a half way house. He said he gets bored sometimes and needs more to do. I left him my email address so he could keep in touch with me if he needed someone to talk with. Robert was there with Roy this morning. I haven’t seen him for at least 6 months. I heard he had some heart problems and was recovering slowly. He mentioned this morning that things are going well and it was great to be out and about again. His friend and mine, Roy , came back to ask for another Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). These self heating meals have been a hit with my friends’ downtown. I recently purchased some pull tab Progresso soup. This is a favorite of many as well. I saw the man and woman with their 10 year old girl again this morning. I wish they would come around more often. I never get enough time with them. I know there are plenty of charitable organizations that could help them. They are so kind and so warm hearted. I gave them 3 Reese's peanut butter cups and had a feeling the little one would talk her parents out of the two I left for them. Mississippi told me he was under the weather today. He took some Ibuprofen and some cough strip to go with his sandwich and MRE. Hopefully this will improve his health for a little while. Rashini was there this morning. She is such a kind lady. She is so shy and quiet; I can barely hear what she says. I told her how beautiful she was this morning and told her she did not need to be so self conscious. I was surprised to see 3 Joshua’s in line this morning. Joshua in biblical terms was an Israelite leader who succeeded Moses. His story is told in the Hebrew Bible, chiefly in the books Exodus, the Numbers, and Joshua. He was one of the twelve spies sent on by Moses to explore the land of Canaan who would later lead the conquest of that land. I wondered what the chances were of getting 3 people with this name in my line in one morning. Steven was there again this morning. He said he needs funding for an invention. His thought is instead of Cryonics, the work of freezing people, he wants to use Radiation instead. He believes this will kill them but will allow for later revival when needed. I asked him if he was planning on running for president. I got rid of all my food this morning. I brought out 40 Reese's peanut butter cups and gave one to everyone in line with the exception of a few that either forgot to ask for one or did not want one. I would have to say this was one of my busiest mornings ever. Patrick hung around to help me pick up the left over trash. Kevin stuck around so we could catch up for a bit. I left this morning saying “I wish I could start my day like this every morning” Doing this takes a lot of preparation and work but the reward I get far out weighs the time and efforts put into getting things ready on a weekly basis.