Some noise isn’t easy to dismiss. Some of it shouldn’t be dismissed. In Los Angeles, the noise of the streets is exceptionally disturbing. It’s heartbreaking; but, words of discussion doesn’t change it’s truth.
Skid Row brutally exposes the reality of struggle, unfortunate circumstances, and loss for countless human beings. Whatever series of events lead them to this place, they’re there; and, they need essentials to survive.
Plenty of adults lack the education of how their hurt impacts the future of their offspring. Where does the deadly cycle end? I suppose it’s when we all begin within ourselves to better understand. It might happen as we stop running from pain and discomfort. When we face what’s happened to us, the past starts to diminish.
Unfortunately, the past caught up those who live on Skid Row. I’m not saying childhood trauma is the only path that leads to homelessness. I’m saying a painful childhood greatly impacts adulthood, for all of us.. Thus resulting in some poor choices… even homelessness.
I understand decisions have consequences. I understand consequences require acknowledgement and accountability in order to be fruitful. I also know that we all are imperfect begins.
Two days ago, as I laid on my warm, queen size bed… I stumbled upon a new TV series… While surfing through my streaming device.. On my big flat screen.
The IMDBtv show is called The Tent Mender. The gentleman narrating the story is a heroin recovering addict. He chose to return to this place, where he got sober 15 years before. He needed the reminder. He was on the verge of relapsing.
Here’s the link to watch this incredible story!
You’ll meet remarkable individuals. You’ll see the kindness of humanity through loving acts of service. You’ll see the contribution of an answer to countless prayers: The Midnight Mission.
It’s incredibly humbling to watch. I hope you’ll take time to see for yourself.
” Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”Mike Yankoski
Until next time,