Homeless, Worthy and Appreciated

Homeless, Worthy and Appreciated

December for me has always been a very special month. Even in my darkest nights of the soul, I’ve tried to make this month a time of being “happy for no reason.”

For the last week or so I’ve been in London visiting my two daughters who study here. Every morning, as I walk to the cafe where I’m writing my next book, I must pass in front of this church with the most peculiar out-of-tune bells I’ve heard. As I walk by, my attention can’t help focusing on the footprints that these two amazing human beings who society has labeled as “homeless”, leave there religiously in the same spot, as if they needed to “mark territory” in one of the church’s lateral entrances. My heart gets inspired by these two anonymous people’s lives. It wonders and daydreams for a while before I start my work day. I don’t wonder about when was it that society became so “inhuman” to ignore our brothers and sisters who have to live in this way. No, that would be losing my time pouring more negative thoughts into this reality that we all share, we already have lots of that! Instead, I wonder how to make these two homeless people “happy for no reason” at least for one day in December. Yes, use some of my time to make another human being feel worthy and appreciated.

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