Anyone who knows me, will probably know that I have a simple life! However; the simplicity does not mean that the complexities of life, or whatever life throws at us will keep ones life from being as simple as we would like. But even as we ponder or wish that solutions to our daily life struggles, conflicts or matters at hand could be resolved, we must bring ourselves back to this idea of: Gratitude. Being grateful that we are alive enough to embrace all the facets of life. These ideas are what came to mind as I continue to see unnecessary homelessness. Societal, community, non-Government organizations have enough resources, monetary and human capital to elevate homelessness all-together. With the idea of homelessness and poverty also arrives many other factors, such as: mental health, health and well-being, housing, education, self-employment programs and job creation, for the purposes of re-building lives. Which can also be viewed as opportunity for the service industries. But even as we seek to help individuals, we should never cease to forget the opportunity, or potential of a human being.
as I continue to see unnecessary homelessness. Societal, community, non-Government organizations have enough resources, monetary and human capital to elevate homelessness all-together. #shaziblog #quoteTweet
The very same person that might not be clothed as we would like, or hair and make-up, might very well look completely different given the resources to fulfil the needs of personal care and presentation. We can draw similarities to the popular idea of having a make-over. But a person who is homeless’ main goal is to survive, and given the chance, opportunity and resources – to thrive.
These thoughts were inspired as I recently did a self-experiment. Where I tired on a piece of clothing that I considered a luxury item. The clothing was a silver cropped-top, that can also be called a bralette. The entire bralette was made of tiny clusters of silver crystals. As I tried the bralette on, I was quite amazed at my reflection. I felt like a Princess! Not only because of the aesthetic appearance, but also an internal psychological uplifting to a happy state. This small endeavour of a self-experiment, reinforces my view of the potential of every human being. Imagine those who face homelessness everyday, what would a simple pair of clean clothing, a warm bed and a nice meal mean to them? A make-over that would be considered luxurious. Given the chance to survive, thrive, transform – the outcasts, or the ones that society has failed to care more about, do possess the very same potential as anyone belonging to a specific income, caste or class bracket. This does not mean that we all aspire to be the same, but to be able to survive and thrive differently. Maybe the simple answer begins with a decision.
It is with these thoughts we can also connect with Christmas which is also termed as the season of giving. We may not all be able to give grande, but it is the spirit of generosity that we should desire to keep alive!
The Spirit of generosity that we should desire to keep alive! #ShaziBlog #Quote #Christmas #ChristmasSpiritTweet
MY THOUGHTS TO SHARE WITH LOVE & KINDNESS! 🙂
NOTES: These thoughts were originally hand-written on December 22nd, 2019 as about 11 -11:30 AM.