Don’t ever doubt the power of FAMILY!! Today we went out into the streets of Vallejo to show love and kindness to those who are need of just that. Unlike many of our friends, I can always say that my family was always available for me through the good and the bad. However, at some point they realized that I had to realize that they were always available, and always there. Once I did, I had a moment of clarity, if you will, and I started to understand that the truth hurts. But that kind of hurt is a necessary pain. The kind of pain that moves one to greater purpose, and to pursue positive aspirations geared toward spiritual growth and self improvement. Well, I’m no rocket scientist, but I’m sure I’m not special! I’ve lived my whole life thinking that I could do anything that the next person could, if I tried. And the times I tried and was unsuccessful, I tried something else. Well I’m so happy to share a story of hope and perseverance. This is Scott, and along with his dog Solo we would always do what we could for him. He always worked, mostly odd jobs, but he worked. Through his many personal trials, he too came to immerse himself in his own profound moment of clarity! Here’s where family is the key. You see Scott is doing much better, and making better decisions for himself as well as for salvation of relationships with those who genuinely love him. Apparently, it was seeing the disappointment in his son’s eyes after seeing his situation, that finally prompted Scott to start making the hard choices. Choices that would be necessary ones to make, despite the difficulties. It was amazing to see the difference in his appearance and his demeanor when he surprised us while we were out serving. He was unrecognizable at first, because he had a fresh haircut, new clothes, and most importantly an air of self confidence and pride, that hequite honestly never exhibited before. The most striking thing about the “ new and improved” or at least improving Scott, was his humility. His embracement of necessary change was present in his words and his posture. We are so happy for him and his family, especially his son with whom he now resides. That's what I’m talking about, when I’m talking about family taking care of family. It requires the willingness to compromise and sacrifice from everyone involved. It doesn’t always pan out, but then everybody doesn’t always give it the all either. Personally, I believe if you have family that truly loves you, and want what’s best you, then you should cherish that, because not everyone has that luxury. For that very reason, we let our friends know that they are our family, and like any good family member, we only want what’s best for them, but we can’t want it more than they want it for themselves. ❤️🖤💚💛 In addition to seeing Scott, we saw so many others doing better, or at least not worse. And not doing worse implies some semblance of stability, and that’s a positive thing.
All in all, we passed out 101 sack lunches, and 100 Blessing Bags (toiletry bags) today. We hope that our friends will at least not worry about being too hungry today, and thanks to other people we say serving today, they should be ok. With that said, “please don’t be thankful, stay thankful.” Be thankful for FAMILY, and always tell the ones you love that you love them, before you can’t! Always remember to be kind to others! Peace, and May God continue to bless us All!! ✌🏾🙏🏾
P.S. To date the MLK Humanity Project has served 11,421 sack lunches, homemade meals, hot and cold cereal breakfasts, and family packages throughout the Vallejo area. It is our profound commitment to continue to help those who want to help themselves, and those who unfortunately no longer can!
We also want to thank all of our supporters, donors, team members, and volunteers, because we know we can’t do it alone. We always say that, “LIKING US IS LOVELY, BUT SHARING IS CARING! SO PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!” 🤞🏾😉
”SOMETIMES GOD BLESSES OTHERS THROUGH US!!”🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
The MLK Humanity Project is an inclusive community organization devoted to the well being and empowerment of our homeless and less fortunate residents.