A warm house and a cozy bed, never take it for granted.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Can you imagine living like this? I live in Minnesota, a cold Northern state and this is what I see every morning when I go to work and every afternoon as I leave work. There is a huge homeless population of over 300 people, including children living in tents along a major road close to the hospital I work at. There was talk of homing all of these people by the end of September, but it didn't work out, and now the tent community keeps growing. Safety in numbers, and they have brought in port a potties and portable drinking water for this community.
I pray for all of these people each day, and all of the other homeless people that are living on the streets each day, and hopefully finding a warm shelter every night.
It makes me grateful every single day to have a warm house to go home to each day. To have a soft bed to crawl into at the end of my long days. To go to my kitchen and find plenty of healthy food to choose from when I am hungry. It makes me appreciate the little things that I have and to be grateful for things that many of us take for granted each day.
I don't know their stories, I have not walked in their shoes, I don't know the addictions that many of them are dealing with. I just pray that there will be a solution for this tent community before we hit the minus 0 temps. If you pray, please add your prayers to mine to get these people homed soon.
And lastly, please take a moment to look around at all you have, regardless of how big or small, and realize how lucky you are compared to others.
Have a great Saturday and keep on doing your best to be the best that you can be.