Returning to the Fold

I have been too long in contributing to my blog.  Life is sweet, with its twists and turns.  So too, has life set up roadblocks and detours in my path.  Since my last post, I have been working with the homeless, unemployed and low income population, here in Las Vegas.

My new road is filled with highs and lows…successes and challenges to help me understand where my place is in life.  This is not a career path that will shower me with untold riches, or allow me to purchase a sports car, or even absolve my debts, but has paid me with more self-satisfaction, pride and humility than I will receive in my lifetime.

I have gained a mountain of respect for those I serve, as well as those I work with.  The willingness to help one another is far more than I have seen in neighborhoods where the income level is more than 5 to 10 times per family.  The callous indifference of the impoverished and homeless that people have described to me, is not present here. What I see are people who band together out of necessity, and look to me for guidance.  I only hope that I am worthy of such an honor.

For now, I will be contributing twice a week.  My posts will appear with regularity every Tuesday and Saturday without fail.

If you were keeping up with my blog in the past, be assured that from this point forward, I will be adding to it regularly, with a story of what is going on in my life, or adding characters that you can see in a future story or book.

For now, I leave you with one word: persevere. Persevere through the good times and the bad.  Be mindful of your actions with others.  It is the day that we are at our worst, that life can reward us with our best.  Just remember that no matter how badly you feel your day or life may be going, night will always fall, and with it rest…to greet the oncoming day with a smile and willingness to persevere through the day once again.

R.M. Almeida

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