“I want to write about Cafe Connections. I’ve been coming up here for over 2 years. I’m also homeless, and I usually don’t do the public thing like meeting and talking with people. That kind of thing really makes me nervous. The first person I met was Steve. It took me awhile to realize that this guy was the real deal. He’s like this everyday. Then I met Ann. It took me a little longer to bond with her, but once we got to know each other, we became friends to. I’ve sat back and watched these people, and I just can’t imagine where they get the strength to keep on keeping on. Talk about helping me, I was so lost and confused when I first started coming here. After many hours of talking with Steve & Ann their character started rubbing off on me. Now I try to reach out to others with a helping hand the way they do. I’ve become more aware about things in my life and the bad things are disappearing – slowly. It takes time.
There’s a sign in the cafe that says, “Start every day with a grateful heart”, and everyday I think of this. Through Steve and Ann I’m beginning to see so many things that I want to change about myself and become a better and caring human being. I thank God for meeting Steve & Ann. They are such wonderful people”.