We’ve made it to the third month of the new year, which, to me, is a blessing. 

 Being homeless or about to become homeless can be very scary. At least, it was for me. 

 And sometimes we all have to blame the circumstances as to why we became homeless on either ourselves, a divine power greater than ourselves, or another person. There are all different situations as to why this happens to a person. 

 Being homeless doesn’t mean you have to feel hopeless. But we all do. I certainly did. 

 I didn’t have any money and had to do a lot of walking until I got tired of it and started doing odd jobs for people to make some money. It wasn’t a lot, but at least I didn’t have to walk around the whole city to get to my destination. Then, one night while at the shelter, I met a lady who told me about Street Sense Media. 

 I was like, “nah, I couldn’t do it.” But the next night she came up to me and told me she had made $80 in a few hours, selling papers. The following day I found myself at orientation to sell newspapers. I’ve been here for quite a few years now. 

 So, what I am saying is, God puts people in our lives for a reason. Sometimes, these people aren’t always meant to stay, either. It is a plan for all of us to go through something and to get where we all need to be. 

 It’s still a blessing.