So Nice–to be home–Sunday~~May 6, 2012

Having a home is so nice.  I’ve been away from home for the past 4 days helping friends to prepare for an up comming convention.  We returned to our house today at about 5 PM and have been enjoying the home we live in.  Nothing helps me appreciate my home as much as time away.  Here all is quiet (or noisy if I feel like making noise) and serene.  The only wants and demands I must attend to are my own.  I have privacy, shelter, warmth (or coolness), and comfort.  For these and the many other pleasures of my home I am truly grateful.  It saddens me to know that hundreds of thousands of US citizens are homeless.  That US Veterans are among those numberless thousands makes me want to weep.  The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans website states that “Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) estimate that over 67,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans.”  I urge you to get involved by checking the resources given at this URL http://www.nchv.org/howtohelp.cfm.  Leave a comment here.  Let me know how you decide to help.

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2 thoughts on “So Nice–to be home–Sunday~~May 6, 2012

  1. So sad about the homeless vets!! They already have so many have huge challenges, with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, severe depression, missing limbs – the last thing they need is to be without a home as well. We all take our homes for granted (I know I do) – sometimes it’s good to remember how lucky we really are. Thank you for the post – and for the good reminder!

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