Thankful for what you have.

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I cannot believe we are two weeks away from thanksgiving this time of year leads to reflection about where I am at in life and where I want to go next year it is great we get to start over. It is a fresh start from bad choices we have made. Maybe I will be a little wiser in the coming year. The only thing I do not like about the holidays is my birthday falls at the beginning of Jan I used to regret getting old. Now I have accepted it. During the holidays, I enjoy volunteering at the union gospel mission. I know what it feels like to be homeless. A few years ago, I went through a tough time in my life.

I had enough of Minnesota and all the negative things that had happened to me. Therefore, I put in for a transfer from Fridays the restaurant and moved back to Oregon I made sure I had a job and a place to stay when I went out there of course things do not always work out. I found out that the transit system is not too good in Oregon buses run twice a day to Portland. Therefore, there was no way I was going to hold a job. So at least I have a place to live. Three days later the friend I was staying with said his dad would not let me stay there anymore. So now, I have no job and no place to live I am also broke. I am thinking maybe it was a mistake to leave Minnesota maybe it was me that was the problem. Therefore, without money I ended up at a homeless shelter.

I thought this would never happen to me. I was more scared than anything was I viewed myself as better than these people. They would only let you stay there for three days unless you joined the program. This means they put you to work. I had no other choice. At first, I was very angry. I realized god let this happen to make me to make me a better person. I was the laundry person I saw some things I will not talk about. This was a very interesting time in my life. I will write more about my experiences being homeless soon. I want other people to be thankful for what they have.

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