this morning i woke up and went out...as usual. i was walking down market street toward the friendship house. it was cold. let me tell you....i was thankful for the coat that the friendship house had given me two days ago. i got to the friendship house and there he was....bill perkins. he's the ceo of the friendship house organization. on thanksgiving morning he was there at 5:30....coffee made...smiling...and handing out styrofoam cups to get coffee with. he did it because nobody else is open that early on thanksgiving morning and he realized it was going to be cold. he knew we'd need to be there. and we were there....all 75 or so people. it made me think of some other things too. there are going to be some more people out there who are helping the homeless on thanksgiving day. mark from the ministry of caring is going to be in his usual spot....serving thanksgiving lunch. he serves lunch every day somewhere. he likes helping the homeless. from what i can see he understands the homeless and is more tolerant of the dumb things they do than most people. i left the friendship house and went on my way to the place where i am able to use the computers. yep...they're open today...on thanksgiving. they're serving lunch.
i think what i'm trying to say is this.....being homeless....being poor...being more or less alone has made me appreciate so many little things in life that i overlooked before. the bright blue sky today, the people who are out today helping us for no other reason than the goodness of their heart. i'm not talking about the people who are here for the day only...no....i'm talking about the people who do it every day and yet they are here today...again....on thanksgiving. i'm thankful for the fact that i will get a job and get out of this situation. some wont'. i'm glad i don't drink so tonite i'll sleep and wake up in the morning....some won't. i'm glad i am still in contact with some of my family ....alot aren't. i'm glad when a police car drives by me i can smile and not worry.....some can't. i'm glad i'm not looking for crack or heroin or whatever....some are...right now. i'm thankful for god who hears me every day.
ok....i'm beginning to ramble. but in a nutshell....i'm grateful. i'm thankful...humbly thankful. be safe. one more thing....i'm not really thankful we have a democratic senate and president. but for today i'll be still on that.
happy thanksgiving. see you around town