On the Porch

Thank you for the money,

I remembered one day in my homeless life, I needed somewhere to sleep for the night. My boyfriend and I had got in a fight after the shelters were done accepting people. I was walking around with my laptop (my escape from life) in my rolling backpack with added blankets stuffed in tight. On the handle was a thrift store sleeping bag the was small enough to wrap on it. In my other backpack, I had the mummy bag of ten degrees so that I could double up for this cold winter night.

I had previously found this porch in front of a business that was made of tile, It sat across from a pizza place that have pool tables and a bar. There were plenty of people walking up and down the street, but this was the outskirts of the downtown area. Most of the people were either going somewhere or on their way home. It was safe from the normal ruckus in the main downtown a few streets over.

I was lucky that night, I was just settled down with my two picnic blankets doubled up and my mummy bag inside the other sleeping bag. I had everything else including my shoes stuffed in my rolling backpack and it served as my pillow to keep it safe from thieves. Nothing was stolen from me with that setup.

As I started to fall asleep, a group of people came up on their way home for the night and started talking. I was scared at first, but then they all decided to drop money in the corner by my backpack. I started to get up to thank them, but they had already started staggering home. The money was used to get a room for the next night with food.

This is a thank you letter to whom it may concern, to let them know that they are really appreciated.
Porch on 15th

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Chacalit

I am an older woman inspired to not give up on life and to strive in everything I do to achieve my goals. I want a business to run from home. Helping the homeless community in Denver is important to me as well. I like creating videos and blogging about experiences, new information, and lessons learned. I am motivated to put information on the web hoping it will help others. I have two beautiful girls that are grown now and I hope they will be the women I know that is within them. I love technology and the outdoors. I am working on improving my health to live as long as possible. Life is worth living and living to the fullest.

12 thoughts on “On the Porch”

  1. Nice to hear about generosity in an unlikely moment. I like your level of description in this letter. It is a well painted picture.

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  2. Wow! Some experience it must have been, although I can imagine how difficult and scary it would have been at that moment.

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