A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless by Danielle Steel

By Danielle Steel

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In her robust memoir His vivid mild, number one ny Times bestselling writer Danielle metal opened her center to proportion the devastating tale of the lack of her liked son. In A reward of Hope, she exhibits us how she reworked that discomfort right into a crusade of carrier that enriched her lifestyles past what she may perhaps imagine.

For 11 years, Danielle metal took to the streets with a small group to assist the homeless of San Francisco. She labored anonymously, vacationing the "cribs" of the city's so much susceptible voters below disguise of darkness, allotting nutrients, garments, bedding, instruments, and toiletries. She sought no exposure for her efforts and remained nameless all through. Now she is chatting with carry realization to their plight.

In this unflinchingly sincere and deeply relocating memoir, the famously inner most writer speaks out publicly for the 1st time approximately her paintings one of the so much determined participants of our society. She deals achingly acute snap shots of...

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Grandmother would, most likely, pray more ardently than ever. Of course, Aunt Lucia would join her in her prayers. They always competed with each other over who would praise God more devoutly - maybe this time 14 Fighting Poland they would forget about this competition and join each other in their prayers. But how would they manage when the rent money ran out, when the food ran out? When one of them became ill? Mother hoped that other relatives would take care of them. After all, Grandmother used to visit, over extended periods of time, her other four sons' families.

So Father and Tytus, Jerzy and Uncle Michal, Janek and his father, and countless other sons, fathers, and husbands abandoned Warsaw, leaving behind women, children, and elderly men. My mother, grateful for the supplies that Father had accumulated before our return from Rybienko, where we had spent our last summer holidays in a free Poland, started cooking large kettles of soup for all of us and for the refugees who were sleeping on the staircase in our building. After a few days, the refugees gradually dispersed, some to the west, some to the east.

When I reached home that evening, I talked to Marina and asked her to be kinder to Janek. She became very annoyed with me and told me to mind my own business. I guess she was right. From then on I didn't interfere with her relationship to Janek. I should have remembered that as soon as spring came they would be happily together again. It seemed to be a pattern of their relationship. Love and war. Maybe love triumphs more passionately in times of death and destruction than in times of peace and security.

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