Tell me about living in poverty, Barry. What is your biggest struggle? “It’s difficult trying to make ends meet; to have enough money for clothing and food to survive. I got this shirt and these pants and my shoes here at the shelter. That left me with some money for groceries. I skip breakfast every… Continue reading Their Shoes #3
“I want you to do this. Every morning before you get out of bed, do this.” My family doctor offered his wisdom on how to deal with stressors in my life. Stress over things I couldn’t change. Stress ate at me. You’d think I’d be thin by now but actually the cortisol from being… Continue reading One Sure-Fire Trick!
Halloween, nursing and flowers. These are a few of my favourite things! © Rita Jacques 2016
Kelly wears steel-toed shoes donated to her by the homeless shelter three years ago. “I’m so grateful for them. I wear them everyday.” Tell me about living in poverty. What is your biggest struggle? “The hardest thing has to be trying to make a plan or a schedule. I’m always thinking, “What do I need… Continue reading Their Shoes- #2
My parents would kill me if they knew. I should know better. Weed-whacking the lawn in sandals. And, me a nurse, to boot. Well, it happened. Nope, no toes were lopped off along with the tall grass. No injuries were sustained. However, a wayward doggie-doo ended up splattered on my foot! Ahkkkkkk! As I cleaned… Continue reading A Translator, a Soldier and an Orphan
New feature for Thursdays! Smiling for the camera at Wheatley Provincial Park. © Rita Jacques 2016
Sarah-Lynn’s shoes and clothing were donated by the shelter. Tell me about living in poverty. “One of the hardest things about living in poverty was learning to accept getting by without enough money on a daily basis. Dealing with bill collectors. Having to borrow from friends and then losing those friends in the process was… Continue reading Their Shoes- #1