Helping The Homeless


A homeless man told me the most startling story. Just ten years prior, he had been a successful entrepreneur with a number of burgeoning businesses. He was embarking on an ambitious expansion when the economy unexpectedly tanked in 2007-2008. Being precariously overleveraged at the time, he lost everything. 

Not only did he lose his businesses, but he also lost his home and eventually his family. 

Now he was living on the street. His demeanor suggested a man who was still intelligent, but beaten down by painful losses. We sat together for a while as I listened to his story. I offered encouragement as he wistfully spoke about trying to rebuild in some way. He said he appreciated having someone listen to him, and was grateful for a hot breakfast on that cold winter morning...

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