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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Your Homeless Brothers and Sisters

Photograped by trinitystar

Can you imagine being out on the streets in these freezing temperatures?
People that are homeless are in a 'catch 22', no money, no food, no roof over their head, no hope.
Homeless people are treated like dirt, untouchables.
Perhaps who knows some of them are angels in disguise, could you help an angel?
Why people are homeless. people become homeless because :-
These include loss of employment, divorce, long-term illness. Others include domestic violence, substance abuse, institutional discharge and many other factors that make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to pay rent or make mortgage payments.

Homeless people do not choose to live on the street, they are forced to live on the street because there are no options for them. If they do not have an address they cannot receive money. If they do not have an address they cannot have a job.

In these financial and economic crisis that are looming over us at the moment we may find that there will be others that will fall into the catergory of being homeless. Governments and councils should not spend the tax payers money on frivilous things.

Homeless people do not choose to be on the streets subject to everyone's beliefs. Would you choose to sleep on the street in the conditions they do. Can you imagine your child sleeping rough or any of your family.

We all have a choice to do the thing that feels good for the soul.

I would love to hear from anyone that has any ideas of Solutions to solve any of the Worlds problems.

Keep the comments going ... any ideas that you have seen please send me the links.


“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless
Thomas Jefferson

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course. Jello Biafra

When I was living in New York and didn't have a penny to my name, I would walk around the streets and occasionally I would see an alcove or something. And I'd think, that'll be good, that'll be a good spot for me when I'm homeless. Larry David

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo F. Buscaglia

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Pablo Casals quotes


Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Important reminders. Thank you.


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bart said...

i understand where you're coming from, it's a difficult problem to tackle because of the stigma's involved...

here in the netherlands extra shelters have been opened in many cities and the homeless are being "rounded up" for their own safety... such a shame it should have to come to this...

keep well

krystyna said...

Hi Trinity!
First time I see post about Homeless.
You really touched my heart.
In my country this kind of pic you can find very often.
It is so sad.
As Bar said about shelters..yea, in my country there are many too. But some homeless people prefer street. /alcoholics/
Alcoholic people needs help too.

This your qoute suggests some solution:

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course. Jello Biafra

May this New Year 2009 be the best for you!

starry nights said...

A very thought provoking post.makes you want to be thankful first for what you have and think of some way you can help the homeless.thank you for shedding some light on this.

magiceye said...

good thoughts...

needs political will...

Margie said...

We all need to be more aware of the plight of the homeless.
Thank you for this post!