I post quite often about KINDNESS on my personal Facebook Wall, as a reminder to myself and others. Every Monday, John and I volunteer at a local Homeless Center to help and show kindness to those who are less fortunate than us. I am humbled by these folks I interview because of their strength and resilience. Many of them did not choose to be homeless; bad choices, drugs, alcohol lead them down a slippery slope and, for many reasons, they are unable to change their situation.
The picture of the young man is a client I usually interview on Monday’s. I won’t mention his name for privacy reasons. He did allow me to take his picture and share some things about himself and some of his goals.
He recognizes he has a problem with alcohol, wants help because he knows where the alcohol will ultimately lead him. He used to be married, has several children, has set a goal to be sober and to reconcile with his ex-wife and work towards gaining visitation rights again.
When I don’t see him, I become concerned and I pray he is okay. After our volunteer day on Monday, John and I usually talk at dinner about the day. When I bring up this young man and my concerns, John says, “We can only do so much, Therese.” And, in my mind I know that, but my heart says something different.
We Can Never Lose HOPE……..