2022 is upon us !!! Y’all might wanna top off your coffee cups and get comfortable, because I got some thoughts.
First off, I’m always surprised I’ve made it another year. Seriously. I never really thought I’d make it through my 20’s. I was doing stuff back then that I doubt I’ll ever tell anyone. It was crazy. When I was 18, I got my first “real” tattoo – it was just my initials on my right bicep – but it was WHY I got it that was sobering. I wanted them to be able to identify my body so my mother would at least know what happened to me. Anyways, the point being that I never expected to make it this far. I really didn’t. But I have, and whether it be by hook, or by crook, it would appear I’ve made it to another milestone. 2022. Wow…
I think I finally found my stride in 2021. I really do. Especially at Street Life. Figured out some of this “Leadership” thing. Things at the RWC lot are running high and tight, and so smooth. We’ve got the right folks doing the right things the right way, and it’s really showing. The Security team is working effectively, and I’m really proud of it. The 3 of us work well together and it makes the nights run nice n’ orderly…
There’s an awful lot of “Thank you’s” that need to be said to an awful lot of people that helped Street Life do our thing in 2021. First and foremost would be to all our volunteers – without them, we would cease to function. From our cooks, to our drivers, to our servers – you are the very best. We appreciate you all so much. Next would be to our donors – thank you for sharing our vision !!! Thank you for helping us climb the million dollar mountain in our quest to get a recovery program launched!!! We still have a few months left on the million dollar match deal, too!!! If you’ve never donated before, we have a deal where every dollar donated gets matched. If you donate by check, you gotta write “Homeless to Healthy or H2H” in the memo area, okay?
I guess, in the long and short of it, that 2021 had WAY more highs than lows. Sounds like a good year to me.
Lord, I just want to say thanks. Thanks for a pretty cool year. Thanks for watching over me and showing me there are better ways to do everything. Thanks for always being there when I needed You. I know I deserve less than nothing, yet You died on the Cross for the Sins of all. Father, be with us all as we go forward into the new year. Bring us ever closer to Your Warm Embrace. In Your Glorious Name I pray. Amen.
See you on the streets.