Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Friday, August 29, 2014


Make a

---That seems to be one of the latest ‘’things’’ to do. It is quite fashionable to make a homeless person…smile. Having been homeless for a time, I think that is a wonderful thing to do. I remember when folks gave me money, meals or directed me to places to stay…how grateful I was. At times a blanket. A bottle of soda, candy bar and a smile…would sometimes do it. Practically ANYTHING! Onetime a woman brought me a KFC meal. It felt great…especially on top of a couple days of NOT eating!

---BUT…I would like to talk about being ‘homeless’ as opposed to being ‘houseless.’ Most times they are confused. Being houseless means that you don’t have a place to stay. It is usually a structure where we keep our stuff. It can sort of be our headquarters.

---Being HOMELESS can designate a different condition. If we think of being at home as that warm fuzzy feeling that has well-being written all over it. A place where you feel understood and accepted at every turn. That’s what I’m talking about. It is, probably, the mindset that the person who wrote ‘’Home Sweet Home’’ had. It, usually, has a mothers-type - LOVE - seal of approval (ideally, of course.)

---If one finds that home within himself/herself…than he has that feeling of being at home…basically, all the time. He brings his home with him/her, everywhere he goes…because he is ALWAYS AT HOME. You may have met people like that. They are usually ‘’comfortable with themselves,’’ all or most of the time. Be Well.

 Reposting from July - 2013

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