I have not been homeless for over twenty years. I will never forget as I remain active in my recovery program. Acceptance is the key to recovery. Here is a poem that I wrote about staying in the present moment.

"The Present Moment"

My self-esteem was lost,

I win by not listening to self-criticism,

I speak to myself,

To remind myself to remind my mind,

“The past is not present at this time.”

Taking me outside of me,

To find gratitude and humility,

Thankfulness resides inside of me,

The present is presented at this time.

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My hope for Jennifer is only punctuated by her concise, commanding prose. Beautiful

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