Photograph of stepping stones
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Life has a lot to offer, but it’s what you do with it that counts. After losing both parents before the age of 10 and growing up in a dysfunctional family, I had thought that life had nothing to offer. But as I grow older, I realize I have to live life on life’s terms. Yes, growing up without my parents hurt me deeply, but I know I have to continue to live my life. At the age of 45, I’m just beginning to realize how to live life on life’s terms. I’m learning to accept the death of my parents and the fact that I’m homeless. I am also a recovering addict. What I do know is that God will help me. I am just beginning to discover that I can live life on life’s terms.