(written by Jennifer Toth)
*NOTE: If the library is closed Nov.11th, the discussion will be held on Nov. 4th.
I work in a service organization that helps those in our community who are poor. Some of these folks are just always in the wrong place at the wrong time, for whatever reason. But some choose this life because they imagine it is easier than working. For whatever reason, these stories of want and need occur, it is always heartbreaking. Where I work, it is not always possible to help with all the need that’s out there, sometimes when we help we make it worse and people become dependent on the system. There’s really no answer to any of it. There are those rare occasions though, when it is possible to help an individual turn their life around and come out on top. It’s always a thrill when that happens.
I hear these stories everyday and I simply could not hear any more stories of need, want, heartache, or heartbreak. More power to you if you can finish this book, but I just couldn’t. I’ve heard more than enough stories like these.