Hope for the Homeless?

“Brand Creator: Warrior Within”

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#1 Feb 17, 2014
I recently had a bright idea that it seemed fate wanted me to explore. I was caught up contemplating how I might create a “buzz” around my book "The Warrior Code: The Mindset Training Guide Coded in Poem," when my brainstorm led me to ask “what better way, than to take to the streets of LA?” After all, my books message is meant for those who need hope most. And I can think of no better place to repair broken dreams than in these streets!

Right then, the brilliance of this plan hit me: if I can bring hope to the homeless, it will prove beyond a doubt the positive, life-changing effects my work can have. And as I emerged from this deep train of thought to carry on with my plot, the universe almost immediately reinforced my epiphany when I met Joseph Liberty.

“Would you be so kind to lend a hand to an Armed Forces Veteran?” Said Joe as he saw me walking back to my apartment from my office... And to this introduction I replied:“Well, it depends, can you read?” And of coarse, by a weird twist of fate the first homeless person in LA that I decided to give the time of day was a self proclaimed “speed reader,”(with what I would later determine to be approximately a 9th grade reading comprehension level).

Call me naïve for believing that my fate might have such a length of reach, but I do not believe in coincidence. And this happenstance just made way too much sense! So right then I decided to roll the dice and play along with fate. So I introduced myself, and shook Joe's singular hand.

After we met I told him my plan: to have him read and review my book. And then told him I would be right back to re-meet him in a half hour. Sure enough, after almost a half hour exactly, I returned with a freshly printed copy of my book in one hand and a ham and cheese wrap with kale, cucumber, and honey mustard (a rather delicious and nutritious meal no doubt)! And upon this site, I noticed the excitement in Joe’s eyes, as we then proceeded to eagerly negotiate our arrangement.

Our arrangement would be that for the price of a hearty meal each day Joe would agree to read and carefully contemplate a chapter of my book a day. And the following day, to receive his next meal we would discuss his response to the prompts for consideration that I left him with the day before.

And in the meantime (as I await re-meeting and continuing my arrangement with Joe later today), here lies my question to you: can a book bring back hope for the homeless? Or am I wasting my time?

Windsor, Canada

#2 Feb 17, 2014
It depends on whats in the book.

Since: May 13

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#3 Feb 18, 2014
...and depends on what happens after the book.
What will you do with Joe then?

...and what about making some dedication to the homeless and even an arrangement with any interested publisher on donation of profits?

Good luck.

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