Going to mix things up once again…I’m unable to volunteer at the homeless shelter for a few weeks because of commitment to an ongoing family issue. Let’s take a Mental Health Monday approach… The author—Rita—bought her shoes at Payless a couple of years ago. She abhors shoes and would wear sandals all year long except for… Continue reading Their Shoes #54
I looked ahead and saw my lane ended soon. Very soon! I sped up to pass the vehicle beside me. Vrooommm! I couldn’t believe I didn’t allow plenty of time for getting my daughter to her driving test. Now, it appeared construction lay ahead. “Giselle, whatever you do on your test, don’t do what I… Continue reading Conquering The Road!
Steve received his shoes from a friend. Steve’s previous pair of shoes were ruined after helping a friend replace a roof. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’m new to Windsor. I “retired” from Kingston after spending 20 years there. Right now, I’m staying with my brother, sister-in-law, and… Continue reading Their Shoes #46
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s you can’t be a gardener without being optimistic. A gardener purchases seeds with the hope that sunny days—plus rain—will transform the seeds into the flowers or vegetables depicted on seed packages. Or, we expect the same from seeds collected from last summer’s favourite blooms. One year, I… Continue reading Love a Gardener!
Moe received her shoes from the Bargain Annex. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter and food. If I don’t find a place to live by August 31, me and my son will be homeless. The new landlord doesn’t want people living in the apartment anymore. I can’t find a place! It’s really… Continue reading Their Shoes #45
I’ve always loved sunflowers since I was a youngster. The towering yellow flowers make me smile. Dad wouldn’t plant them in the front yard like I requested back then. However, in later years, he always planted a row of sunflowers at the edge of his vegetable garden right up until his last summer. This year,… Continue reading A Growing Tribute
Tia recently received her shoes from the homeless shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’ve just been couch-surfing since I lost my place. I no longer have a place of my own. I rented from my cousin before we, shall I say, parted our separate ways. My situation changed… Continue reading Their Shoes #44