Making It


If Chris Gardner Can Make It After Being Homeless, so can I

Another day awaken by God’s grace and mercy with another day to do the next right thing. Traveling the highways and byways of homelessness with half full tank of hope.

Meeting with my sponsor, attending AA meetings, and doing service work really starts to chip away at all that hurt ,pain and anger that separated me from my relationship with God for mostly all my life.

I looked at the Pursuit of Happiness movie the other day, although it is about the 5th time watching it, this time had more meaning to me.

I cried like I was peeling onions.

This time watching the movie while being homeless myself, it really hit my spirit.

Couldn’t see that one coming.

But to look at all the adversity that Chris Gardner went through for so long and with his 2 year old son in tow.

He looked broke, disgusted and was not trusted most of the movie but he never seemed to lose hope.

He cried, fought, and prayed and God let his plan unfold and what a plan it was. I just looked up his Investment Company, Gardner and Rich and he is now reported to be worth over 60 million dollars.

Talk about rags to riches!

He also donates major funds to homeless shelters in California and Chicago as well as Africa.

So to me relates to all the people that have been humbled by God and the spirit that is on them to help Clifton Ministries. Maybe they weren’t homeless but I am suspecting that some experience in their life allow them to get closer to God and learn about his plan.

I think they also learned that God owns and control all so he blesses us so we can be a blessing to others like the many people that show up at Clifton all during the day either dropping off items or giving time.

Yeah, they know how it works.

Author-Homeless But Not Hopeless

Note from our Editor: Christopher Paul Gardner (born February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher, Jr. Gardner’s book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006.