Outside the Shelter Door
Written by Deb Cottin, Chief Development Officer
We stopped walking. “Really? That’s wonderful!” I said. He nodded happily. The shorter man nodded and said, “If you are willing to do the work to change things, this place is the best. They are right there with you, ready to work with you, do whatever they can.”
As I got in my car, I thought to myself, “Here they are, staying at a shelter, and they are spontaneously telling strangers how good things are going.” Did they know who I was? I considered that, but I don’t see how. I felt something it took me a minute to identify. It was wonder. Gratitude. Joy. All mixed together.