One of the blogs I follow, “The Happy Quitter”, has a series called “Losing It All.” The series is still in progress. Today I read #15. “Losing It All” starts with the events of how a hard working couple became homeless. But that’s only the very beginning. What happens after that, how they survive, is riveting. It’s honest. It’s human. And sometimes the story lives in the grey areas of life.
I couldn’t help but think of this series when I wrote my post about our home, “Ten Years and Counting.” Maybe I felt something like survivor’s guilt? Here I was kind of bragging about our home. Yet the bragging was done with gratitude and with the hope of inspiring my readers to think about their own home and all the goodness it holds for them.
However, I decided then I wanted to present this series to my readers. I don’t know how many more posts there will be in the series, and I don’t know how it all will turn out. Well, I guess, I know everything eventually works out as the writer is now a blogger with 3,000+ followers. But still.
I do know the story has made me think about aspects of being homeless which I had never considered. The story has humanized the statistics we so often hear about homelessness. Like a really good book, reading this story has made me a better person.
Below is the link where you can read the series. I know in the “blog-o-sphere” we rarely go back and read old posts even when “old” means just a few days. However, I encourage you to go back and read the posts in order. I suggest reading just one a day. I guarantee you’ll be tempted to hurry on to the next installment to see what happens next. But don’t do it. Let it in sink in for a day, and then move on.
If you make the effort to read this series, I think you’ll be really glad you did. It’s a great read. And if nothing else, at least you’ll know why I chose a picture of sausage as the featured photo for this post.