I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, my family, my wife, friends and worthwhile work to do, but especially I am thankful not to be homeless.
I am thankful not to be pushing all my worldly goods down a Dallas street in a baby buggy, worried about cold and rain, theft and robbery.
I am thankful to have a warm, safe and sheltered place to sleep tonight and enough food to eat, not just today, because it’s Thanksgiving, but tomorrow and the following days as well.
I have never been homeless (Read this story from last year from someone that has been homeless, if you’d like to know better how it feels: http://homelessness.change.org/blog/view/on_shopping_carts_thanksgiving_and_homelessness), but I’ve been close enough to those that are homeless so that I think often about how homelessness must feel. Close enough to homelessness to know that I am so very, very thankful not to be without a home.
If you have a home, be thankful for it as well.